21st March 1617
Pocahontas, Native American princess, died and was buried in the parish of Saint George's, Gravesend, London. 400 years.
25th March 1867
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor and one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, was born. 150 years
26th March 1892
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, died. 125 years
28th March 1797
First US Patent titled "Clothes Washing" is granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire. 220 years.
30th March 1867
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre. 150 years.
1st April 1867
The World Exposition opens in Paris. 150 years.
2nd April 1982
Falklands War: Argentine forces invade Falkland Islands, entering capital Port Stanley and forcing Governor Rex Hunt to surrender. 35 years
3rd April 1882
Jesse Woodson James, American outlaw, guerrilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer, was assassinated. 135 years
6th April 1917
The United States enters World War I. 100 years.
7th April 1947
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, dies. 70 years.
9th April 1492
Lorenzo de' Medici, also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists and poets, died. 525 years.
10th April 1877
The first human cannonball, a 14 year-old girl named Rossa Matilda Ritcher and known as Zazel, is launched at the Royal Aquarium in London. 140 years.
11th April 1912
The Titanic sets sail. 105 years.
15th April 1367
Henry IV, King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413, was born. 650 years.
16th April 1917
WWI - Second Battle of the Aisne began. 100 years.
15th April 1452
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter and inventor, is born. 565 years.
22nd April 1917
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC, one of the Australia's leading artists of the 20th century, was born. 100 years.
24th April 1917
US Emergency Loan Act authorizes issue of $5 billion in bonds at 3.5 percent. 100 years.
24th April 1992
Punch, Britain's oldest satirical magazine, announces its first discontinuation due to massive losses. 25 years.
25th April 1792
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, in Strasbourg during the French Revolutionary Wars. 225 years.

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