21st April 1868 (161 Years)
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter, was born.
21st April 1818 (111 Years)
WWI: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, AKA "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
21st April 1918 (111 Years)
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, died.
21st April 1926 (103 Years)
Queen Elizabeth II is born.
21st April 1945 (84 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.
21st April 1990 (39 Years)
Romain de Tirtoff, Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials, died.
22nd April 1616 (413 Years)
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, playwright, poet and author of Don Quixote, died.
22nd April 1766 (263 Years)
Madame de Staël, French novelist, essayist, literary theorist, political propagandist, critic and poet, was born.
22nd April 1840 (189 Years)
The French symbolist painter Odilon Redon was born.
22nd April 1917 (112 Years)
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC, one of the Australia's leading artists of the 20th century, was born.
22nd April 1938 (91 Years)
Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion designer, was born.
22nd April 1984 (45 Years)
Ansel Adams, the photographer, died.
23rd April 1516 (513 Years)
The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) was signed in Ingolstadt.
23rd April 1616 (413 Years)
William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright, dies.
23rd April 1775 (254 Years)
J.M.W Turner, a British romantic landscape painter, was born.
23rd April 1891 (138 Years)
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Russian and Soviet composer, pianist and conductor, was born.
23rd April 1928 (101 Years)
Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, and dancer, was born.
24th April 1888 (141 Years)
Eastman Kodak was founded.
24th April 1904 (125 Years)
Willem de Kooning was born.
24th April 1913 (116 Years)
The Woolworth Building in New York City is opened.
24th April 1917 (112 Years)
US Emergency Loan Act authorizes issue of $5 billion in bonds at 3.5 percent.
24th April 1931 (98 Years)
Bridget Riley, English painter, one of the foremost exponents of Op art, is born.
24th April 1986 (43 Years)
Wallis Simpson, American socialite and Duchess of Windsor, dies
24th April 1992 (37 Years)
Punch, Britain's oldest satirical magazine, announces its first discontinuation due to massive losses.
25th April 1792 (237 Years)
The guillotine is used for the first time, in the execution of Nicholas-Jacques Pelletier.
25th April 1792 (237 Years)
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, in Strasbourg during the French Revolutionary Wars.
25th April 1916 (113 Years)
Anzac Day was officially celebrated for the first time.
25th April 1917 (112 Years)
Ella Jane Fitzgerald, American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella, was born.
25th April 1928 (101 Years)
Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter and sculptor, was born.

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