13th April 1939 (82 Years)
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner, was born.
13th April 1956 (65 Years)
Emil Nolde, German Danish painter, printmaker and one of the first Expressionists, dies.
13th April 1970 (51 Years)
Launch of Apollo 13 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
14th April 1865 (156 Years)
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President, was assassinated.
14th April 1924 (97 Years)
Louis Sullivan, the American architect, died.
14th April 1958 (63 Years)
Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days. This was the first spacecraft to carry a living animal, a dog named Laika.
14th April 1986 (35 Years)
Simone de Beauvoir, French author and existentialist philosopher most famous for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, dies.
15th April 1367 (654 Years)
Henry IV, King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413, was born.
15th April 1452 (569 Years)
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter and inventor, is born.
15th April 1764 (257 Years)
Madame de Pompadour, mistress, friend and adviser to Louis XV, died.
15th April 1843 (178 Years)
Henry James, American-English author, was born.
15th April 1888 (133 Years)
Matthew Arnold, English poet dies aged 55.
15th April 1894 (127 Years)
The American blues singer Bessie Smith was born.
15th April 1938 (83 Years)
Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-Italian actress, was born.
15th April 1945 (76 Years)
Liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
15th April 1946 (75 Years)
Jackie Robinson was called up the majors, becoming the first African-American player in the 20th century to take the field.
16th April 1889 (132 Years)
The British comic actor and filmmaker, Charlie Chaplin, was born.
16th April 1889 (132 Years)
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film, was born.
16th April 1917 (104 Years)
WWI - Second Battle of the Aisne began.
17th April 1959 (62 Years)
The Scottish painter Peter Doig was born.
17th April 2018 (3 Years)
William Holden, American actor and singer, was born.
18th April 1958 (63 Years)
A US federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.
19th April 1768 (253 Years)
Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, Italian painter of vedute of Venice, died.
19th April 1933 (88 Years)
Jayne Mansfield, American actress in film, theatre, and television, was born.
19th April 1943 (78 Years)
World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.
19th April 1956 (65 Years)
Prince Rainier III of Monaco has married the American film actress Grace Kelly.
20th April 1889 (132 Years)
Adolf Hitler, the Austrian-born German politician, was born.
20th April 1893 (128 Years)
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor, was born.
20th April 1893 (128 Years)
Harold Lloyd, one of the most influential actor of the silent film era together with Chaplin and Keaton, was born.
21st April 1816 (205 Years)
Charlotte Brontë, British novelist and the eldest out of the three famous Brontë sisters, is born.

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