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18th April 1958 (72 Years)
A US federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.
19th April 1768 (262 Years)
Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, Italian painter of vedute of Venice, died.
19th April 1933 (97 Years)
Jayne Mansfield, American actress in film, theatre, and television, was born.
19th April 1943 (87 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 (74 Years)
Prince Rainier III of Monaco has married the American film actress Grace Kelly.
20th April 1889 (141 Years)
Adolf Hitler, the Austrian-born German politician, was born.
20th April 1893 (137 Years)
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor, was born.
20th April 1893 (137 Years)
Harold Lloyd, one of the most influential actor of the silent film era together with Chaplin and Keaton, was born.
21st April 1816 (214 Years)
Charlotte Brontë, British novelist and the eldest out of the three famous Brontë sisters, is born.
21st April 1868 (162 Years)
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter, was born.
21st April 1918 (112 Years)
WWI: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, AKA "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
21st April 1918 (112 Years)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, died.
21st April 1926 (104 Years)
Queen Elizabeth II is born.
21st April 1926 (104 Years)
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II was born and became Queen at the age of 25. She has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development.
21st April 1945 (85 Years)
Red Army entered outskirts of Berlin, Russian troops capture some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city.
21st April 1990 (40 Years)
Romain de Tirtoff, Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials, died.
22nd April 1616 (414 Years)
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, playwright, poet and author of Don Quixote, died.
22nd April 1766 (264 Years)
Madame de Staël, French novelist, essayist, literary theorist, political propagandist, critic and poet, was born.
22nd April 1840 (190 Years)
The French symbolist painter Odilon Redon was born.
22nd April 1917 (113 Years)
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC, one of the Australia's leading artists of the 20th century, was born.
22nd April 1938 (92 Years)
Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion designer, was born.
22nd April 1984 (46 Years)
Ansel Adams, the photographer, died.
23rd April 1516 (514 Years)
The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) was signed in Ingolstadt.
23rd April 1616 (414 Years)
William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright, dies.
23rd April 1775 (255 Years)
J.M.W Turner, a British romantic landscape painter, was born.
23rd April 1891 (139 Years)
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Russian and Soviet composer, pianist and conductor, was born.
23rd April 1928 (102 Years)
Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, and dancer, was born.
24th April 1888 (142 Years)
Eastman Kodak was founded.
24th April 1904 (126 Years)
Willem de Kooning was born.

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