16th April 1889 (128 Years)
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film, was born. 130 years.
16th April 1917 (100 Years)
WWI - Second Battle of the Aisne began. 100 years.
17th April 1917 (100 Years)
The Second Battle of Gaza was fought between 17 to 19 April 1917, following the defeat of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force at the First Battle of Gaza in March. 100 years.
17th April 1959 (58 Years)
The Scottish painter Peter Doig was born. 60 years
18th April 1958 (59 Years)
A US federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum. 60 years.
19th April 1768 (249 Years)
Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, Italian painter of vedute of Venice, died. 250 years.
19th April 1933 (84 Years)
Jayne Mansfield, American actress in film, theatre, and television, was born. 85 years.
19th April 1943 (74 Years)
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.
19th April 1956 (61 Years)
Prince Rainier III of Monaco has married the American film actress Grace Kelly. 70 years.
20th April 1889 (128 Years)
Adolf Hitler, the Austrian-born German politician, was born. 130 years.
20th April 1893 (124 Years)
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor, was born. 125 years.
20th April 1893 (124 Years)
Harold Lloyd, one of the most influential actor of the silent film era together with Chaplin and Keaton, was born. 125 years.
21st April 1816 (201 Years)
Charlotte Brontë, British novelist and the eldest out of the three famous Brontë sisters, is born. 200 years.
21st April 1868 (149 Years)
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter, was born. 150 years.
21st April 1918 (99 Years)
WWI: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, AKA "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France. 100 years.
21st April 1918 (99 Years)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, died. 100 years.
21st April 1926 (91 Years)
Queen Elizabeth II is born. 90 years.
21st April 1926 (91 Years)
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II was born and became Queen at the age of 25. She has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development. 90 years.
21st April 1945 (72 Years)
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.
21st April 1990 (27 Years)
Romain de Tirtoff, Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials, died. 30 years.
22nd April 1616 (401 Years)
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, playwright, poet and author of Don Quixote, died. 400 years.
22nd April 1616 (401 Years)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright, author of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, died in Madrid. 400 years.
22nd April 1766 (251 Years)
Madame de Staël, French novelist, essayist, literary theorist, political propagandist, critic and poet, was born. 250 years.
22nd April 1840 (177 Years)
The French symbolist painter Odilon Redon was born. 180 years.
22nd April 1917 (100 Years)
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC, one of the Australia's leading artists of the 20th century, was born. 100 years.
22nd April 1929 (88 Years)
Henry Lerolle died. 90 years
22nd April 1938 (79 Years)
Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion designer, was born. 80 years.
22nd April 1984 (33 Years)
Ansel Adams, the photographer, died. 35 years
23rd April 1516 (501 Years)
The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) was signed in Ingolstadt. 500 years.
23rd April 1616 (401 Years)
William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright, dies. 400 years.

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