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Historical Anniversaries this Week

April 4

Events (0 years ago today): 2020 – China holds a national mourning day for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and compatriots died of the disease.

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Births (100 years ago today): 1920Orunamamu, American-Canadian author and educator (d. 2014)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Georgios Amanatidis, Greek footballer and manager

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1870Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)

Commemorations:
International Day for Mine Awareness

April 5

Births (850 years ago today): 1170Isabella of Hainault (d. 1190)[7]

Births (150 years ago today): 1870Motobu Ch?ki, Japanese karateka (d. 1944)

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2001)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Soheil Ayari, French race car driver

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920Laurent Marqueste, French sculptor (b. 1848)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Louisa Bolus, South African botanist and taxonomist (b. 1877)[15]

April 6

Events (700 years ago today): 1320 – The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.

Events (50 years ago today): 1970Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.

Births (200 years ago today): 1820Nadar, French photographer, journalist, and author (d. 1910)

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Jack Cover, American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser gun (d. 2009)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Olaf Kölzig, South African-German ice hockey player and coach

Deaths (500 years ago today): 1520Raphael, Italian painter and architect (b. 1483)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)

April 7

Births (550 years ago today): 1470Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire (d. 1498)

Births (250 years ago today): 1770William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)

Births (150 years ago today): 1870Gustav Landauer, Jewish-German theorist and activist (d. 1919)

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (d. 2012)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist and educator

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920Karl Binding, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1841)

Commemorations:
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
World Health Day

April 8

Events (200 years ago today): 1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos.

Events (50 years ago today): 1970Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. Forty-six children are killed.

Births (700 years ago today): 1320Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)

Births (250 years ago today): 1770John Thomas Campbell, Irish-Australian banker and politician (d. 1830)

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1870Charles Auguste de Bériot, Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1802)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920Charles Griffes, American pianist and composer (b. 1884)

April 9

Births (250 years ago today): 1770Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist and academic (d. 1831)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Chorăo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (b. 1896)

April 10

Events (50 years ago today): 1970Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Enrico Ciccone, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian (b. 1829)


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