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April 1: April Fools' Day; Assyrian New Year; Edible Book Day

Assembled Apple Computer "do-it-yourself" kit
Assembled Apple Computer "do-it-yourself" kit

William Harvey (b. 1578) · Otto von Bismarck (b. 1815) · Charles I of Austria (d. 1922)

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April 2: World Autism Awareness Day; Passion Sunday ( Anglicanism, 2017)

Juan Ponce de León
Juan Ponce de León

Prince George of Denmark (b. 1653) · Pope John Paul II (d. 2005)

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April 3

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

Swaminarayan (b. 1781) · Juliusz Słowacki (d. 1849) · Tony Benn (b. 1925)

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April 4: Independence Day in Senegal ( 1960)

Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Sihanouk

Robert III of Scotland (d. 1406) · Oliver Goldsmith (d. 1774) · John Venn (d. 1923)

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April 5: Rama Navami (Hinduism, 2017); Feast Day of Vincent Ferrer

Birkenhead Park
Birkenhead Park

Marie-Rosalie Cadron-Jetté (d. 1864) ·

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April 6

Cover of the official report of the 1896 Olympics
Cover of the official report of the 1896 Olympics

Richard I (d. 1199)  · Raphael (b. 1483; d. 1520)  · Rose O'Neill (d. 1944)

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April 7: World Health Day

Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen

Berengar I of Italy (d. 924)  · El Greco (d. 1614)  · William Wordsworth (b. 1770)

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April 8: Gudi Padwa and Ugadi in various parts of India (2016)

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Philip IV of Spain (b. 1605) · Sara Northrup Hollister (b. 1924) · Margaret Thatcher (d. 2013)

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

Toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad
Toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad

Francis Bacon (d. 1626) · Mary Jackson (b. 1921)

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April 10: Fast of the Firstborn begins at dawn and Passover begins at sunset (Judaism, 2017)

Second Bank of the United States
Second Bank of the United States

Gabrielle d'Estrées (d. 1589) · Frances Perkins (b. 1880) · Hayley Westenra (b. 1987)

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April 11

Nevill Ground's pavilion after the 1913 arson
Nevill Ground's pavilion after the 1913 arson

Ewelina Hańska (d. 1882) · Ethel Kennedy (b. 1928) ·

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

Bombardment of Fort Sumter
Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Beverly Cleary (b. 1916) · Xin Fengxia (d. 1998) ·

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April 13: Maundy Thursday (Western Christianity, 2017); Vaisakhi ( Sikhism); Thingyan begins in Myanmar; Cambodian New Year; Lao New Year in Laos; Thai New Year's Day

Ba Cụt
Ba Cụt

Annie Jump Cannon (d. 1941) ·

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April 14: Good Friday (Christianity, 2017); Bengali New Year, Tamil New Year, and other New Year festivals in Asia (2017); Day of the Georgian language in Georgia ( 1978)

Noah Webster
Noah Webster

Rachel Carson (d. 1964) · Simone de Beauvoir (d. 1986) ·

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April 15: Holy Saturday (Christianity, 2017); Father Damien Day in Hawaii; Day of the Sun in North Korea

Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing
Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing

Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452) · Bessie Smith (b. 1894) ·

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April 16: Easter (Christianity, 2017); Margrethe II's birthday in Denmark

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marie Tussaud (d. 1850) ·

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April 17

Mam Tor, Peak District
Mam Tor, Peak District

Elda Emma Anderson (d. 1961)

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April 18: Patriots' Day in Maine and Massachusetts (2016); Tax Day in the United States (2016); Independence Day in Zimbabwe ( 1980)

Saint Peter's Basilica by Giovanni Paolo Pannini
Saint Peter's Basilica by Giovanni Paolo Pannini

Lucrezia Borgia (b. 1480) ·

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April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity)

Nazi troops round up Warsaw Ghetto residents
Nazi troops round up Warsaw Ghetto residents

Sarah Bagley (b. 1806) ·

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April 20: Ridván begins at sunset ( Bahá'í Faith); 4/20 ( cannabis culture)

Pope Leo XIII
Pope Leo XIII

Cædwalla of Wessex (d. 689) · Allegra Byron (d. 1822) · Frances Ames (b. 1920)

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April 21

Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII of England
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April 22: Earth Day; Easter Saturday (Christianity, 2017)

"The Old Gate", Tsinghua University
"The Old Gate", Tsinghua University
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April 23: Saint George's Day in various countries; National Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey

Edmund Ironside
Edmund Ironside
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April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day; Republic Day in The Gambia ( 1970); Yom HaShoah in Israel (2017)

Thutmose III
Thutmose III

Laurentia Tan (b. 1979) ·

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April 25: Feast day of Mark the Evangelist (Christianity); Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand ( 1915); Liberation Day in Italy; Elbe Day in Russia and the United States ( 1945)

The double helix structure of DNA
The double helix structure of DNA
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April 26: World Intellectual Property Day; Feast day of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Roman Catholic Church)

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Teresa Lewis (b. 1969) ·

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April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa ( 1994); King's Day in the Netherlands

Für Elise
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April 28: International Workers' Memorial Day; Maundy Thursday (Eastern Christianity, 2016)

Aurora Quezon
Aurora Quezon

Edward IV of England (b. 1442)

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April 29: Good Friday (Eastern Christianity, 2016); Shōwa Day in Japan

Replica of HMS Endeavour
Replica of HMS Endeavour

Ludwig Wittgenstein (d. 1951)

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April 30: Holy Saturday (Eastern Christianity, 2016); National Persian Gulf Day in Iran; Consumer Protection Day in Thailand

William McIntosh
William McIntosh
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