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21st April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1619 Jan Van Riebeeck (founder of the Cape Colony – Cape Town)

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Died:

1910 Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain – author of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn)

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On This Day:

1983 One Pound coin is introduced in the UK

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18th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 James Woods (actor)

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Died:

1955 Albert Einstein (theoretical physicist & Nobel Laureate) 

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On This Day:

1906 San Francisco earthquake kills approximately 4000 and destroy around 75% of the city

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17th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1699 Robert Blair (Scottish poet)

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Died:

1790 Benjamin Franklin (US Founding Father, inventor, diplomat)

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On This Day:

1839 Guatemala forms as a republic

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15th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1452 Leonardo da Vinci (artist, inventor, visionary) 

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Died:

1865 Abraham Lincoln (US President, Civil War)

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On This Day:

1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens

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9th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 Hugh Hefner (Playboy magazine)

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Died:

1626 Francis Bacon (statesman and philosopher)

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On This Day:

1918 Latvia proclaims its independence

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8th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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Died:

1973 Pablo Picasso (painter)

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On This Day:

1990 Norwegian ferry “Scandinavian Star” catches fire, killing 159 people

 

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6th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Rory Bremner (impressionist and comedian)

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Died:

1520 Raphael (artist and architect) 

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On This Day:

1919 Bavaria proclaimed a Soviet Republic

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