8th April 2013
Baroness Margaret Thatcher, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died. 5 years.
10th April 1938
Pearl Buck awarded a Nobel prize for literature. 80 years.
13th April 1743
Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the United States, was born. 275 years.
14th April 1958
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. 60 years.
15th April 1938
Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-Italian actress, was born. 80 years.
15th April 1843
Henry James, American-English author, was born. 175 years.
15th April 1888
Matthew Arnold, English poet dies aged 55. 130 years.
17th April 2018
William Holden, American actor and singer, was born. 100 years.
18th April 1958
A US federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum. 60 years.
19th April 1768
Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, Italian painter of vedute of Venice, died. 250 years.
19th April 1933
Jayne Mansfield, American actress in film, theatre, and television, was born. 85 years.
19th April 1943
World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews. 75 years.
20th April 1893
Harold Lloyd, one of the most influential actor of the silent film era together with Chaplin and Keaton, was born. 125 years.
20th April 1893
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor, was born. 125 years.
21st April 1868
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter, was born. 150 years.
21st April 1818
WWI: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, AKA "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France. 100 years.
22nd April 1938
Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion designer, was born. 80 years.
23rd April 1928
Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, and dancer, was born. 90 years.
24th April 1888
Eastman Kodak was founded. 130 years.
24th April 1913
The Woolworth Building in New York City is opened. 105 years.

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