10th April 1954
Auguste Lumiere, the French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis, died. 65 years.
13th April 1519
Catherine de' Medici, daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and of Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Queen of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II, was born. 500 years.
13th April 1939
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner, was born. 80 years
14th April 1924
Louis Sullivan, the American architect, died. 95 years
15th April 1894
The American blues singer Bessie Smith was born. 125 years
16th April 1889
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film, was born. 130 years.
17th April 1959
The Scottish painter Peter Doig was born. 60 years
20th April 1889
Adolf Hitler, the Austrian-born German politician, was born. 130 years.
22nd April 1929
Henry Lerolle died. 90 years
22nd April 1984
Ansel Adams, the photographer, died. 35 years
24th April 1904
Willem de Kooning was born. 115 years
29th April 1899
Duke Ellington was born. 120 years
28th April 1789
Mutiny on the Bounty, a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against commanding officer Lieutenant William Bligh aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty. 230 years.
30th April 1939
The World's Fair in New York, held in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, opened. 80 years.
2nd May 1519
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. 500 years.
4th May 1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. 40 years
4th May 1929
Audrey Hepburn was born. 90 years
5th May 1914
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer, was born. 105 years.
6th May 1889
The Eiffel Tower was completed. 130 years
7th May 1919
María Eva Duarte de Perón, second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, was born. 100 years.

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