26th April 1863 (151 Years)
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter was born.
26th April 1958 (56 Years)
Final run of the Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
27th April 1791 (223 Years)
Samuel Morse, American painter and co-inventor of Morse code, is born.
27th April 1822 (192 Years)
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Civil War General and 18th US president, is born.
27th April 1840 (174 Years)
Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
27th April 1937 (77 Years)
King George VI accompanied by his daughter Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, formally opened the National Maritime Museum.
28th April 1789 (225 Years)
Mutiny on the Bounty, a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against commanding officer Lieutenant William Bligh aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty.
28th April 1928 (86 Years)
Birth of artist Yves Klein, leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme.
28th April 1945 (69 Years)
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.
28th April 1992 (22 Years)
Francis Bacon, British painter, dies.
29th April 1868 (146 Years)
Alice Keppel, British society hostess and mistress of Edward VII, was born.
29th April 1899 (115 Years)
Duke Ellington was born.
29th April 1980 (34 Years)
Alfred Hitchcock, the famous English film director and producer, died.
30th April 1939 (75 Years)
The World's Fair in New York, held in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, opened.
30th April 1945 (69 Years)
WWII: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide.
30th April 1975 (39 Years)
The war in Vietnam ends as the government in Saigon announces its unconditional surrender to the Vietcong.
30th April 2008 (6 Years)
Two skeletons found near Yekaterinburg, are confirmed to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, one of his sisters.
30th April 2013 (1 Years)
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates and Willem-Alexander becomes King of the Netherlands.

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