6th April 1520 (505 Years)
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, died.
6th April 1820 (205 Years)
Gaspard-Félix Tournachon known by the pseudonym Nadar, French photographer, is born.
6th April 1909 (116 Years)
Explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole.
6th April 1917 (108 Years)
The United States enters World War I.
6th April 1959 (66 Years)
Frank Lloyd Wright died.
7th April 1614 (411 Years)
El Greco, Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance, died.
7th April 1891 (134 Years)
P.T. Barnum, American showman and businessman, co-founder of Ringling Bros. and Barnum Circus, dies.
7th April 1938 (87 Years)
Suzanne Valadon, French painter, dies.
7th April 1947 (78 Years)
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, dies.
8th April 1093 (932 Years)
The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
8th April 1918 (107 Years)
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ford, née Bloomer, First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, was born.
8th April 1918 (107 Years)
WWI: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City.
8th April 1973 (52 Years)
Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist and co-founder of the Cubism movement, died.
8th April 1973 (52 Years)
Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the all time, died.
8th April 2013 (12 Years)
Baroness Margaret Thatcher, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died.
9th April 1492 (533 Years)
Lorenzo de' Medici, also known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists and poets, died.
9th April 1830 (195 Years)
Eadweard J. Muybridge, English photographer and inventor, was born.
9th April 1865 (160 Years)
The American Civil War, one of history's bloodiest wars, ended.
9th August 1936 (89 Years)
Jesse Owens won international fame with four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Hence he has been credited with "single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy".
9th April 1969 (56 Years)
Exclusive and only colour footage of the Concorde's maiden flights.
10th April 1877 (148 Years)
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.
10th April 1877 (148 Years)
Launch of the first human cannonball.
10th April 1894 (131 Years)
Ben Nicholson was born.
10th April 1912 (113 Years)
The Titanic sets sail. 105 years.
10th April 1938 (87 Years)
Pearl Buck awarded a Nobel prize for literature.
10. April 1954 (71 Years)
Auguste Lumiere, the French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis, died.
10th April 1966 (59 Years)
Evelyn Waugh, English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books, dies.
10th April 1912 (113 Years)
The Titanic sets sail.
12th April 1935 (90 Years)
First flight of the Bristol Blenheim.

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