1st April 1919
Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar. 100 years
1st April 1939
The end of the Spanish Civil War, fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists. 80 years.
4th April 1949
The anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also known as NATO. 70 years.
5th April 1974
Alexander Young Jackson, Canadian painter died. 45 years
6th April 1909
Explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole. 110 years
6th April 1959
Frank Lloyd Wright died. 60 years
10th April 1894
Ben Nicholson was born. 125 years
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
16 avril 1889
Naissance de Sir Charles Spencer « Charlie » Chaplin, acteur anglais comique, réalisateur et compositeur qui devint célèbre à l’époque des films muets. 130 ans.
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.

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