23rd March 1916
Yuan Shikai abdicated throne of the Empire of China. 100 years.
23rd March 2011
Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, dies. 5 years.
25th March 1976
Josef Albers, German-born American artist and educator, dies. 40 years.
26th March 1516
Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician, naturalist and bibliographer, is born. 500 years.
28th March 1941
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died. 75 years.
29th March 1891
Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, dies. 125 years.
30th March 1966
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies. 50 years.
30th March 1996
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds opens to the public. 20 years.
2nd April 1891
Max Ernst, German artist and primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism, is born. 125 years.
3rd April 1991
Graham Greene, English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, dies. 25 years.
5th April 1526
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter, was born. 490 years.
5th April 1916
Eldred Gregory Peck, American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, was born. 100 years.
5th April 1976
Howard Robard Hughes, American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist, died. 40 years.
7th April 1891
P.T. Barnum, American showman and businessman, co-founder of Ringling Bros. and Barnum Circus, died. 125 years.
10th April 1966
Evelyn Waugh, English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books, dies. 50 years.
12th April 1961
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to enter space and the first to orbit the Earth. 55 years.
13th April 1956
Emil Nolde, German Danish painter, printmaker and one of the first Expressionists, dies. 60 years.
13th April 1866
Butch Cassidy, notorious American train and bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch gang, is born. 150 years.
14th April 1986
Simone de Beauvoir, French author and existentialist philosopher most famous for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, dies. 30 years.
15th April 1946
Jackie Robinson was called up the majors, becoming the first African-American player in the 20th century to take the field. 70 years.

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