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April 1: Iranian Islamic Republic Day; Edible Book Day

Hawker Siddeley Harrier taking off
Hawker Siddeley Harrier taking off

Aimery of Cyprus (d. 1205) · Giuditta Pasta (d. 1865) · Henri Cochet (d. 1987)

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April 2: World Autism Awareness Day

Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Sihanouk

Wilhelmine Reichard (b. 1788) · Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet (d. 1803) · Juanito (d. 1992)

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April 3

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

Al-Adil ibn al-Sallar (d. 1154) · Gus Grissom (b. 1926) · Mary Cartwright (d. 1998)

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April 4

William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison

Jean-Pierre Saint-Ours (b. 1752) · Philippa Fawcett (b. 1868) · Xu Lai (d. 1973)

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April 5: Hansik in North and South Korea

Pocahontas
Pocahontas

Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet (b. 1769) · Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863) · María Blanchard (d. 1932)

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April 6: Tartan Day in Canada and the United States

Earthquake damage in L'Aquila
Earthquake damage in L'Aquila

Arvid Horn (b. 1664) · Jeanne Hébuterne (b. 1898) · Anita Borg (d. 2003)

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April 7: Cheti Chand in various parts of India (2019); National Beer Day in the United States

Juvénal Habyarimana in 1980
Juvénal Habyarimana

John Sheffield (b. 1648) · Joseph Lyons (d. 1939) · Dave Arneson (d. 2009)

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April 8

Capture of Princesa
Capture of Princesa

Niels Juel (d. 1697) · Marie Byles (b. 1900) · Sara Northrup Hollister (b. 1924)

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April 9: Vimy Ridge Day in Canada; Day of National Unity in Georgia (1989)

The Mercury Seven
The Mercury Seven

François Rabelais (d. 1553) · Charles Proteus Steinmetz (b. 1865) · Natascha Engel (b. 1967)

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April 10

Big Ben in 1858
Big Ben in 1858

Michael Tarchaniota Marullus (d. 1500) · Thomas Jones (d. 1619) · Kishori Amonkar (b. 1932)

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April 11

The Concertgebouw
The Concertgebouw

Edward Wightman (d. 1612) · Ferdinand Lassalle (b. 1825) · Kurt Vonnegut (d. 2007)

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April 12: Yuri's Night; Cosmonautics Day in Russia

 Terry Fox
 Terry Fox

George N. Briggs (b. 1796) · Imogen Holst (b. 1907) · Karim Fakhrawi (d. 2011)

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April 13

Tiger Woods in 1997
Tiger Woods

Catherine de' Medici (b. 1519) · Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington (d. 1716) · Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)

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April 14: Vaisakhi (Sikhism), Tamil New Year, and other New Year festivals in Asia (2019); Day of the Georgian language in Georgia (1978); N'Ko Alphabet Day in West Africa

Hailstones from the 1999 Sydney hailstorm
Hailstones from the 1999 Sydney hailstorm

Lucia Visconti (d. 1424) · William Whitehead (d. 1785) · Berry Berenson (b. 1948)

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April 15: Day of the Sun in North Korea; Patriots' Day in various U.S. states (2019); Tax Day in the United States (2019)

The Titanic's sinking, as depicted by Willy Stöwer
The Titanic's sinking, as depicted by Willy Stöwer

Richard Poore (d. 1237) · Wilhelm Busch (b. 1832) · Arsenio Lacson (d. 1962)

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April 16: Education and Sharing Day in the United States (2019)

Bernard Baruch
Bernard Baruch

John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (d. 1375) · Francisco Goya (d. 1828) · Khalil al-Wazir (d. 1988)

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April 17: Evacuation Day in Syria (1946)

Artist's impression of Kepler-186f
Artist's impression of Kepler-186f

Hannah Webster Foster (d. 1840) · Neville McNamara (b. 1923) · Sean Bean (b. 1959)

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April 18

Roland Garros
Roland Garros

Theobald of Bec (d. 1161) · Clara Elsene Peck (b. 1883) · Universo 2000 (b. 1963)

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April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity)

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly

Eanflæd (b. 626) · Benjamin Rush (d. 1813) · Hermine Braunsteiner (d. 1999)

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April 20: First day of Passover (Judaism, 2019); 4/20 (cannabis culture)

René Caillié
René Caillié

Elizabeth Barton (d. 1534) · Paul Poiret (b. 1879) · Nina Davuluri (b. 1989)

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April 21: First day of Ridván (Bahá'í Faith, 2019); Easter (Western Christianity, 2019); Mid-Sha'ban (Islam, 2019); Grounation Day in the Rastafari movement

Wignacourt Aqueduct
Wignacourt Aqueduct

Bardas (d. 866) · Petrus Apianus (d. 1552) · Cheryl Gillan (b. 1952)

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April 22: Earth Day; Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama and Georgia (2019)

The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889
The Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889

Pope Caius (d. 296) · Emily Davies (b. 1830) · Jack Nicholson (b. 1937)

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April 23

Main Building of the University of Notre Dame
Main Building of the University of Notre Dame

William Shakespeare (d. 1616) · Pandita Ramabai (b. 1858) · Halston (b. 1932)

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April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day; Administrative Professionals Day in various countries (2019)

Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope

Vincent de Paul (b. 1581) · Axel von Fersen the Elder (d. 1794) · Estée Lauder (d. 2004)

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April 25: Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand (1915)

USS Triton (SSRN-586)
USS Triton (SSRN-586)

Géza I of Hungary (d. 1077) · Charles Sumner Tainter (b. 1854) · Stefanie Zweig (d. 2014)

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April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

Statue of Sybil Ludington
Statue of Sybil Ludington

Jean Fernel (d. 1558) · Margaret Gowing (b. 1921) · Morihei Ueshiba (d. 1969)

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April 27: King's Day in the Netherlands

Für Elise

Mumtaz Mahal (b. 1593) · Pope Leo XI (d. 1605) · Coretta Scott King (b. 1927)

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April 28: Workers' Memorial Day; Easter (Eastern Christianity, 2019)

Aurora Quezon
Aurora Quezon

James Monroe (b. 1758) · Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon (d. 1881) · Alf Ramsey (d. 1999)

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April 29: Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

Replica of HMS Endeavour
Replica of HMS Endeavour

Catherine of Siena (d. 1380) · James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde (b. 1665) · Rae Johnstone (d. 1964)

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April 30: Consumer Protection Day in Thailand; Reunification Day in Vietnam

Coxey's Army
Coxey's Army

Robert Plot (d. 1696) · Dadasaheb Phalke (b. 1870) · Meredith L. Patterson (b. 1977)

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