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 This day in History - April 4
440 Historic Events for April 4
1943

Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)

Birth
1943

Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54

Death
1943

Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66

Death
1944

David Melville, professor/director (Middlesex Polytechnic)

Birth
1944

Lawrence A Hough, US, rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver)

Birth
1944

Karel Weis, composer, dies at 82

Death
1944

John Peale Bishop, US poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51

Death
1944

De Gaulle forms new regime in exile, with communists

Event
1944

British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Event
1945

US tanks/infantry conquer Bielefeld

Event
1945

Hungary liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)

Event
1945

US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany

Event
1945

Caroline McWilliams, Seattle Wash, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson)

Birth
1945

Bryan Andrews, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74)

Birth
1945

Walter Charles, East Strousberg PA, actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds)

Birth
1946

Craig T Nelson, Spokane Wash, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach)

Birth
1947

Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect

Event
1947

Salvatore Sciarrino, composer

Birth
1947

Largest group of sunspots on record

Event
1947

UN's International Civil Aviation Organization forms

Event
1948

Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)

Birth
1948

Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache)

Birth
1948

Berry Oakley, Chicago Ill, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man)

Birth
1948

84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie

Event
1949

WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

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