02 April, 1792 – The U.S. dollar was introduced

The Coinage Act of 1792 established the U.S. dollar as the nation's currency. During the Revolutionary War, both Congress and the states had the right to coin money and issue debt in order to fund their war efforts.

03 April, 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented his engine design

The German engineer's so-called “grandfather clock engine” was lighter than the previous four-stroke engines and is considered a milestone for the invention of the durable automobile.

04 April, 1975 – Bill Gates and Paul Allen established Microsoft

In 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft, deriving the name from the words ‘microcomputer’ and ‘software’. Microsoft has developed into a multinational corporation, and it is the world's largest software maker by revenue.

05 April, 1998 – The world's largest suspension bridge opened to traffic

The world's longest suspension bridge opened to traffic in 1998. The 3,911-metre Akashi Kaikyo bridge in Japan is 580 metres longer than the Humber bridge in England, which was the previous record holder.

06 April, 1909 – Robert Peary allegedly became the first person to reach the North Pole

On April 6, 1909, American explorer Robert Peary accomplishes his dream, when he, Matthew Henson and four Inuits reach what they determine to be the North Pole. Peary's claim has never been verified and is widely contested.

07 April, 1969 – The internet was born

The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) awarded a contract to build a precursor of today's world wide web to BBN Technologies. The date is widely considered as the internet's symbolic birthday.

08 April, 1977 – The Clash released their debut album of the same name

The Clash is the self-titled debut studio album by punk rock band the Clash. It was released on 8 April 1977 through CBS Records. It was written and recorded for over three weeks for £4,000.