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April 1: National Day in Iran (1979); Edible Book Day

Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

Cynthia Lennon (d. 2015) ·

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April 2: World Autism Awareness Day

William James' ships capture Suvarnadurg
William James' ships capture Suvarnadurg

Prince George of Denmark (b. 1653) · Max Ernst (b. 1891) · Elizabeth Catlett (d. 2012)

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April 3

Osborne 1 portable computer
Osborne 1 portable computer

Mary Carpenter (b. 1807) · Tony Benn (b. 1925) · Graham Greene (d. 1991)

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April 4

World Trade Center
World Trade Center

Liu Yin (d. 911) · Robert III of Scotland (d. 1406) · Jonathan Agnew (b. 1960)

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April 5: Rama Navami (Hinduism, 2017); Feast Day of Vincent Ferrer

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge

Olek (b. 1978) ·

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April 6

Cover of the official report of the 1896 Olympics
Cover of the official report of the 1896 Olympics

Raphael (d. 1520) · Nadar (b. 1820) · Rose O'Neill (d. 1944)

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April 7: World Health Day; National Beer Day in the United States

Demonstrators in Chișinău, Moldova, holding a banner
Demonstrators in Chișinău, Moldova

Berengar I of Italy (d. 924) · El Greco (d. 1614) · Dave Arneson (d. 2009)

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April 8

Times Square
Times Square

John II Komnenos (d. 1143) · Philip IV of Spain (b. 1605) · Sara Northrup Hollister (b. 1924)

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April 9: Day of National Unity in Georgia (1989)

"Au clair de la lune" by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

Francis Bacon (d. 1626) · Jørn Utzon (b. 1918) · Mary Jackson (b. 1921)

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April 10

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gabrielle d'Estrées (d. 1589) · Stuart Sutcliffe (d. 1962) · Evelyn Waugh (d. 1966)

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April 11

Emir Abdullah of Transjordan
Emir Abdullah of Transjordan

Llywelyn the Great (d. 1240) · Christopher Smart (b. 1722) · Ewelina Hańska (d. 1882)

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April 12: Yuri's Night; Cosmonautics Day in Russia

Terry Fox
Terry Fox

Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood (d. 1866) · Beverly Cleary (b. 1916) · Xin Fengxia (d. 1998)

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Vaisakhi (Sikhism)

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Catherine de' Medici (b. 1519) ·

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April 14: Bengali New Year, Tamil New Year, and other New Year festivals in Asia (2017); Day of the Georgian language in Georgia (1978)

Gnassingbé Eyadéma
Gnassingbé Eyadéma

Rod Steiger (b. 1925) · Rachel Carson (d. 1964) · Sarah Michelle Gellar (b. 1977)

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April 15: Day of the Sun in North Korea

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

Emma Watson (b. 1990)

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April 16

Bernard Baruch
Bernard Baruch

Molly Brant (d. 1796) ·

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April 17: Patriots' Day in Maine and Massachusetts (2017)

Kaunas Castle (reconstructed)
Kaunas Castle (reconstructed)

Karen Blixen (b. 1885) · Sean Bean (b. 1959)  · Elda Emma Anderson (d. 1961)

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April 18: Tax Day in the United States (2017)

Bolesław I of Poland
Bolesław I of Poland

Lucrezia Borgia (b. 1480) · John Leland (d. 1552) · Albert Einstein (d. 1955)

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April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity)

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

Sarah Bagley (b. 1806) · Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1881) · Jiroemon Kimura (b. 1897)

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April 20: Ridván begins at sunset (Bahá'í Faith); 4/20 (cannabis culture)

Enoch Powell in 1987
Enoch Powell

Cædwalla of Wessex (d. 689) · Allegra Byron (d. 1822) · Frances Ames (b. 1920)

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April 21

Manfred von Richthofen
Manfred von Richthofen

Max Weber (b. 1864) · John Maynard Keynes (d. 1946) · Dorothy Eady (d. 1981)

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April 22

An 1864 two-cent coin
An 1864 two-cent coin

Lewis Powell (b. 1844) · Kathleen Ferrier (b. 1912)  · Emilio Segrè (d. 1989)

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April 23

Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron

Joan of France (b. 1464) · Shirley Temple (b. 1928) · Satyajit Ray (d. 1992)

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April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day; Yom HaShoah in Israel (2017)

Thutmose III
Thutmose III

Mellitus (d. 624) · Mimi Smith (b. 1906) · Laurentia Tan (b. 1979)

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April 25:

Violeta Chamorro
Violeta Chamorro

Edward II of England (b. 1284) · Emer de Vattel (b. 1714) · Al Pacino (b. 1940)

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April 26: World Intellectual Property Day; Feast day of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Roman Catholic Church)

Statue of Sybil Ludington
Statue of Sybil Ludington

Alice Ayres (d. 1885) · I. M. Pei (b. 1917) · Morihei Ueshiba (d. 1969)

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April 27: King's Day in the Netherlands

Airbus A380 in original Airbus livery
Airbus A380

Mary Wollstonecraft (b. 1759) · Sergei Prokofiev (b. 1891) · Olivier Messiaen (d. 1992)

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April 28: International Workers' Memorial Day

Guillaume Schnaebelé
Guillaume Schnaebelé

Shajar al-Durr (d. 1257) · Jane Cobden (b. 1851) · Bradley Wiggins (b. 1980)

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April 29

1991 Bangladesh cyclone
1991 Bangladesh cyclone

George Farquhar (d. 1707) · Harold Urey (b. 1893) · Ludwig Wittgenstein (d. 1951)

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April 30: National Persian Gulf Day in Iran; Consumer Protection Day in Thailand

American Falls
American Falls

Dorival Caymmi (b. 1914)  · Alben W. Barkley (d. 1956)  · Kirsten Dunst (b.  1982)

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