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1st April 1867 (163 Years)
The World Exposition opens in Paris.
1st April 1868 (162 Years)
Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright, was born.
1st April 1873 (157 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, was born.
1st April 1919 (111 Years)
Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar.
1st April 1939 (91 Years)
The end of the Spanish Civil War, fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists.
2nd April 1805 (225 Years)
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author, best known for his fairy tales, was born.
2nd April 1840 (190 Years)
The French writer Emile Zola was born in Paris.
2nd April 1891 (139 Years)
Max Ernst, German artist and primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism, is born.
2nd April 1928 (102 Years)
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director, was born.
2nd April 1968 (62 Years)
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in the US after a period of production lasting almost 4 years.
2nd April 1982 (48 Years)
Falklands War: Argentine forces invade Falkland Islands, entering capital Port Stanley and forcing Governor Rex Hunt to surrender.
2nd April 1982 (48 Years)
Beginning of Falklands War: Argentine forces invade Malvinas Islands, entering capital Port Stanley. 35 years
3rd April 1043 (987 Years)
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.
3rd April 1863 (167 Years)
Henry C Van de Velde, Flemish Art Nouveau painter and architect, was born.
3rd April 1882 (148 Years)
Jesse Woodson James, American outlaw, guerrilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer, was assassinated.
3rd April 1948 (82 Years)
United States President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
3rd April 1991 (39 Years)
Graham Greene, English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, dies.
4th April 1818 (212 Years)
The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
4th April 1949 (81 Years)
The anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also known as NATO.
4th April 1968 (62 Years)
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
4th April 1983 (47 Years)
Gloria May Josephine Swanson, American actress and producer, died.
5th April 1526 (504 Years)
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter, was born.
5th April 1614 (416 Years)
Anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to English colonist John Rolfe.
5th April 1916 (114 Years)
Eldred Gregory Peck, American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, was born.
5th April 1955 (75 Years)
Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
5th April 1974 (56 Years)
Alexander Young Jackson, Canadian painter died.
5th April 1976 (54 Years)
Howard Robard Hughes, American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist, died.
5th April 2008 (22 Years)
Charlton Heston, American actor and political activist, died.
6th April 1520 (510 Years)
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, died.
6th April 1820 (210 Years)
Gaspard-Félix Tournachon known by the pseudonym Nadar, French photographer, is born.