12th April 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, died. 75 years.
12th April 1975
American-born French dancer, singer and actress, Josephine Baker died. 45 years.
13th April 1970
Launch of Apollo 13 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 50 years.
15th April 1945
Liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. 75 years.
21st April 1945
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. 75 years.
27th April 1840
Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry. 180 years.
28th April 1945
Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy until his downfall in 1943, has been killed by partisans along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and some close associates. 75 years.
29th April 1980
Alfred Hitchcock, the famous English film director and producer, died. 40 years.
30th April 1945
WWII: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide. 75 years.
30th April 1975
The war in Vietnam ends as the government in Saigon announces its unconditional surrender to the Vietcong. 45 years.
9th April 1830
Eadweard J. Muybridge, English photographer and inventor, was born. 190 years.
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