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Stoic philosopher & Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius born.

1564

Poet, playwright, and actorWilliam Shakespeare is baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

1785

Artist and birdwatcher John James Audubon born in Les Cayes in Santo Domingo.

1798
French painter Eugène Delacroix (Liberty Leading the People) born in Saint-Maurice-en-Chalencon, France.

1822
Landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted born in Hartford, Connecticut.
He co-designed Central Park in New York City.

1862
American impressionist painter Edmund C. Tarbell born in Groton, Massachusetts.

1865
Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth is discovered hiding in a farmer's tobacco shed.
He is shot in the neck by Boston Corbett and his last words were 'useless... useless....'

1886
Blues singer Ma Rainey (Gertrude Pridgett) born in Columbus, Georgia.

1889

American author, playwright, and screenwriter, Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) born in Sisson, California.

Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein born in Vienna, Austria.

1900
MLB baseball player Hack Wilson born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.
His record of 191 RBI's in a single season still stands.

1914
American author Bernard Malamud (The Natural) born in Brooklyn, New York.

1917
Architect I. M. Pei born in Guangzhou, China.

1937
The bombing of Guernica in Spain takes place during the Spanish Civil War by the Condor Legion of the German Luftwaffe.

1986
In the Ukraine, one of four reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear plant explodes, creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.


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