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28th March 1868 (151 Years)
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist, was born. 150 years.
28th March 1941 (78 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, died. 75 years.
28th March 1943 (76 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, died. 75 years.
29th March 1891 (128 Years)
Georges Seurat, French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman, dies. 125 years.
29th March 1945 (74 Years)
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England. 75 years.
30th March 1867 (152 Years)
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre. 150 years.
30th March 1945 (74 Years)
English musician, singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton was born. 75 years.
30th March 1966 (53 Years)
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies. 50 years.
30th March 1996 (23 Years)
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds opens to the public. 20 years.
31st March 1889 (130 Years)
The official opening of the global cultural icon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 130 years.
1st April 1867 (152 Years)
The World Exposition opens in Paris. 150 years.
1st April 1868 (151 Years)
Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright, was born. 150 years.
1st April 1873 (146 Years)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor, was born. 145 years.
1st April 1919 (100 Years)
Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar. 100 years
1st April 1939 (80 Years)
The end of the Spanish Civil War, fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists. 80 years.
2nd April 1805 (214 Years)
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author, best known for his fairy tales, was born. 215 years.
2nd April 1840 (179 Years)
The French writer Emile Zola was born in Paris. 180 years.
2nd April 1891 (128 Years)
Max Ernst, German artist and primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism, is born. 125 years.
2nd April 1928 (91 Years)
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director, was born. 90 years.
2nd April 1968 (51 Years)
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in the US after a period of production lasting almost 4 years.50 years.
2nd April 1982 (37 Years)
Falklands War: Argentine forces invade Falkland Islands, entering capital Port Stanley and forcing Governor Rex Hunt to surrender. 35 years
2nd April 1982 (37 Years)
Beginning of Falklands War: Argentine forces invade Malvinas Islands, entering capital Port Stanley. 35 years
3rd April 1043 (976 Years)
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 975 years.
3rd April 1863 (156 Years)
Henry C Van de Velde, Flemish Art Nouveau painter and architect, was born. 155 years.
3rd April 1882 (137 Years)
Jesse Woodson James, American outlaw, guerrilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer, was assassinated. 135 years
3rd April 1948 (71 Years)
United States President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries. 70 years.
3rd April 1991 (28 Years)
Graham Greene, English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, dies. 25 years.
4th April 1818 (201 Years)
The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20). 200 years.
4th April 1949 (70 Years)
The anniversary of the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also known as NATO. 70 years.
4th April 1968 (51 Years)
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. 50 years.

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