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April 1: Easter (Western Christianity, 2018); Iranian Islamic Republic Day; Edible Book Day

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler

Joseph de Maistre (b. 1753) · Frederick Denison Maurice (d. 1872) · Cynthia Lennon (d. 2015)

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April 2

Juan Ponce de León
Juan Ponce de León

Maria Sibylla Merian (b. 1647) · Clément Ader (b. 1841) · Ranjitsinhji (d. 1933)

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April 3

Seal of Edward the Confessor
Seal of Edward the Confessor

Ernst Chladni (d. 1827) · Thomas C. Kinkaid (b. 1888) · Pál Teleki (d. 1941)

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April 4

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

William Strachey (b. 1572) · Maya Angelou (b. 1928) · Karen Spärck Jones (d. 2007)

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April 5: Feast Day of Vincent Ferrer; Hansik in South Korea

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge

Al-Mu"tadid (d. 902) · Thure de Thulstrup (b. 1848) · Olek (b. 1978)

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April 6

Jalal Talabani
Jalal Talabani

Basil of Trebizond (d. 1340) · James Mill (b. 1773) · Donald Wills Douglas Sr. (b. 1892)

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April 7: National Beer Day in the United States

Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen

Toussaint Louverture (d. 1803) · John Bernard Flannagan (b. 1895) · Dave Arneson (d. 2009)

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April 8

Capture of Princesa
Capture of Princesa

Thomas of Tolentino (d. 1321) · Mary Stuart (b. 1605) · Betty Ford (b. 1918)

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April 9: Vimy Ridge Day in Canada; Day of National Unity in Georgia (1989)

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

Samuel Fritz (b. 1654) · Isambard Kingdom Brunel (b. 1806) · Vilhelm Bjerknes (d. 1951)

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April 10: Siblings Day in the United States

Big Ben
Big Ben

Wilhelm Egon von Fürstenberg (d. 1704) · Samuel Hahnemann (b. 1755) · Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri (b. 1917)

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April 11

Nevill Ground
Nevill Ground"s pavilion after the 1913 arson

Anawrahta (d. 1077) · Arthur Shrewsbury (b. 1856) · Joseph Merrick (d. 1890)

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April 12: Yuri"s Night; Cosmonautics Day in Russia; Yom HaShoah (2018) in Israel

SMS Zrínyi
SMS Zrínyi

Charles VII of Sweden (d. 1167) · Alexander Ostrovsky (b. 1823) · Keiko Fukuda (b. 1913)

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April 13

Van Cliburn
Van Cliburn

Catherine de" Medici (b. 1519) · Thomas Jefferson (b. 1743) · Henry De la Beche (d. 1855)

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April 14: Bengali New Year, Vaisakhi (Sikhism), Tamil New Year, and other New Year festivals in Asia (2018); Day of the Georgian language in Georgia (1978)

Illustration of celestial phenomena in Nuremberg
Illustration of celestial phenomena in Nuremberg

Christiaan Huygens (b. 1629) · Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (b. 1857) · L. L. Zamenhof (d. 1917)

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April 15: Day of the Sun in North Korea

"Ombra mai fù" performed by Enrico Caruso

Guru Arjan (b. 1563) · Mikhail Lomonosov (d. 1765) · Emma Watson (b. 1990)

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April 16: Patriots" Day in various U.S. states (2018)

Harriet Quimby
Harriet Quimby

Molly Brant (d. 1796) · Ponnambalam Ramanathan (b. 1851) · Khalil al-Wazir (d. 1988)

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April 17: Evacuation Day in Syria (1946); Tax Day in the United States (2018)

Kaunas Castle (reconstructed)
Kaunas Castle (reconstructed)

Marino Faliero (d. 1355) · Cap Anson (b. 1852)  · Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu (d. 1954)

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April 18: Yom Hazikaron in Israel (2018)

Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound

Stephen Lekapenos (d. 963) · Ludwig Levy (b. 1854) · Bertha Isaacs (b. 1900)

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April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity); Independence Day in Israel (2018)

Mae West
Mae West

Uesugi Kenshin (d. 1578) · Sydney Barnes (b. 1873) · Denis O"Brien (b. 1958)

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

Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick

John Clarke (d. 1676) · John Abernethy (d. 1831) · Nina Davuluri (b. 1989)

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April 21

Mausoleum of four Shia Imams
Mausoleum of four Shia Imams

Bajkam (d. 941) · Jan Boeckhorst (d. 1668) · Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (b. 1931)

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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

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

Raising the Flag on the Three-Country Cairn
Raising the Flag on the Three-Country Cairn

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

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April 28: International Workers" Memorial Day; Pesach Sheni (Judaism, 2018)

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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