Historic Anniversaries this Week

Historical Anniversaries this Week

April 11

Events (100 years ago today): 1921Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan.

Births (300 years ago today): 1721David Zeisberger, Czech-American clergyman and missionary (d. 1808)

Births (150 years ago today): 1871Gyula Kellner, Hungarian runner (d. 1940)

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Oliver Riedel, German bass player[19]

April 12

Births (150 years ago today): 1871Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1941)[16]

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Robert Cliche, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1978)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Nicholas Brendon, American actor

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Ed Lafitte, American baseball player and dentist (b. 1886)

International Day of Human Space Flight

April 13

Births (250 years ago today): 1771Richard Trevithick, Cornish-English engineer and explorer (d. 1833)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Franck Esposito, French swimmer

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)

April 14

Events (550 years ago today): 1471 – In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.[5]

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Thomas Schelling, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Deaths (550 years ago today): 1471Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English commander and politician (b. 1428)

Deaths (300 years ago today): 1721Michel Chamillart, French politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1652)

April 15

April 16

Births (200 years ago today): 1821Ford Madox Brown, French-English soldier and painter (d. 1893)

Births (150 years ago today): 1871John Millington Synge, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1909)

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Arlin Adams, American lawyer and judge (d. 2015)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Cameron Blades, Australian rugby player

April 17

Events (500 years ago today): 1521 – Trial of Martin Luther over his teachings begins during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. Initially intimidated, he asks for time to reflect before answering and is given a stay of one day.

Events (50 years ago today): 1971 – The Provisional Government of Bangladesh is formed.

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Claire Sweeney, English actress

Deaths (950 years ago today): 1071Manuel Komnenos, Byzantine military commander (b. c. 1045)

Deaths (700 years ago today): 1321Infanta Branca of Portugal, daughter of King Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1259)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921Manwel Dimech, Maltese journalist, author, and philosopher (b. 1860)


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