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Post Ideas

Wednesday

Wednesday is 'hump day'. Give some ideas what your readers could be doing at the weekend - only two more working days after today!

Humour

Humour is one of the most engaging content that you can post on social media. Find a meme, funny picture or amusing quote that is related to your products, services or industry.

Podcast

If you have started a podcast (it's fab!) share a link to your latest episode. If you don't run a podcast, share someone elses that would be of interest.

Awareness Days

Celebrate awareness days (e.g. 'World Chocolate Day'). Hint: use the tool on this page for a list of awareness days.

Historic Events

1997

On this day in 1997: Andres Rodriguez, Paraguayan President (1989-93), dies.

1997

On this day in 1997: A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people, including Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, into Earth orbit, in the first space burial.

1997

On this day in 1997: 26th Boston Women's Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23.

1997

On this day in 1997: Diosdado Macapagal, Philippine President (1961-65), dies.

1997

On this day in 1997: 101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34.

1996

On this day in 1996: 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin.

1996

On this day in 1996: Jimmy The Greek Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at age 76.

1996

On this day in 1996: A H Kardar cricket player (3 Tests for India and 23 for Pakistan 1946-58), dies.

1996

On this day in 1996: Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship.

1996

On this day in 1996: Dzhokhar Dudayev, President of Republic of Chechenia (1991), dies at age 52 (born 1944).

1996

On this day in 1996: Zora Arkus-Duntov, chief engineer of Covrette, dies at age 86, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

1996

On this day in 1996: Matabeleland beats Mashonaland Country District to win Logan Cup.

1996

On this day in 1996: Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter, dies at age 93.

1996

On this day in 1996: Robert Hersant, press baron, dies at age 76.

1995

On this day in 1995: Robert Elliott Storey Wyatt, cricket player, dies at age 93.

1995

On this day in 1995: Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, New York Knicks win 98-92.

1995

On this day in 1995: In Samar, Philippine Islands, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs.

1995

On this day in 1995: Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman, dies at age 61.

1995

On this day in 1995: FBI arrests Timothy McVeigh and charges him with Oklahoma City bombing.

1994

On this day in 1994: The Red Cross estimates that hundreds of thousands of Tutsi have been killed in Rwanda.

1994

On this day in 1994: Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze, Bosnia, 28 killed.

1994

On this day in 1994: Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit homeruns in a game (11 times).

1994

On this day in 1994: Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at age 93.

1994

On this day in 1994: The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.

1993

On this day in 1993: Brazil votes against a monarchy.

1993

On this day in 1993: Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at age 82.

1992

On this day in 1992: Vladimir Cyrillovitch, Grand Duke/Russian pretender to the throne, dies at age 74 (born 1917).

1992

On this day in 1992: The death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich of Russia results in a succession dispute between Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia and Vladimir's daughter Maria for the leadership of the Imperial Family of Russia.

1992

On this day in 1992: Robert Harris, murderer, executed in California's gas chamber at age 39.

1992

On this day in 1992: Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill.

1991

On this day in 1991: Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pittsburgh Pirates score 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Chicago Cubs lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th.

1991

On this day in 1991: Richard Bolling, American politician (Representative-Democrat-Missouri), dies at age 74.

1991

On this day in 1991: Jakov Tolstikov wins fourth World Cup marathon (2:09:17).

1991

On this day in 1991: Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert), dies at age 81.

1991

On this day in 1991: 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins.

1991

On this day in 1991: Rosa Mota wins fourth World Cup female marathon (2:26:14).

1990

On this day in 1990: National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards.

1990

On this day in 1990: Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies.

1990

On this day in 1990: Cincinnati Reds win, running their record to 9-0, best start in club history.

1989

On this day in 1989: Thousands of students from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, and Nanjing begin protesting in China's Tiananmen Square, demanding greater political freedom.

1989

On this day in 1989: Nintendo begins selling the Game Boy handheld video game system in Japan.

1989

On this day in 1989: Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate the late Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.

1988

On this day in 1988: First four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence.

1987

On this day in 1987: Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151 (versus Sri Lanka).

1987

On this day in 1987: Milwaukee Brewers lose, ending American League season-opening winning streak at 13 games.

1987

On this day in 1987: Tamil bomb attack in Colombo, Sri Lanka; 115 killed.

1987

On this day in 1987: Edith S Green, American politician (Representative-Democrat-Oregon), dies at age 77.

1987

On this day in 1987: Dow Jones Industrial Average soars 664.7; second biggest one-day gain in history.

1987

On this day in 1987: The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, killing 106 people.

1986

On this day in 1986: Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Arizona).

1986

On this day in 1986: 90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51.

1986

On this day in 1986: 15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55.

1985

On this day in 1985: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

1985

On this day in 1985: Rudi Gernreich, US designer (unisex look, invisible underwear, miniskirt), dies at age 62.

1985

On this day in 1985: Tancredo Neves, President-elect of Brazil, dies at age 75 (born 1910).

1985

On this day in 1985: Bomb attack in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels, Belgium.

1985

On this day in 1985: Ingrid Kristiansen wins the London Marathon in a record 2:21:06.

1984

On this day in 1984: Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 km/h.

1984

On this day in 1984: Centers for Disease Control says virus discovered in France causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

1984

On this day in 1984: Montreal Expos' David Palmer no-hits Saint Louis Cardinals, 4-0 in a perfect five-inning game.

1983

On this day in 1983: Scandal-plagued Jackie Presser is elected president of the Teamsters.

1983

On this day in 1983: In the United Kingdom, the Royal Mint debuts the 1-pound coin (70 percent copper) for circulation, the first since 1920.

1982

On this day in 1982: Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game.

1982

On this day in 1982: Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress.

1981

On this day in 1981: US furnishes US$1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.

1981

On this day in 1981: Harry Lee, cricket player (scored 18 and one in only Test for England), dies.

1980

On this day in 1980: 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Massachusetts in 2:12:11.

1980

On this day in 1980: 9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Canada in 2:34:28; Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champion; she hadn't run entire course.

1978

On this day in 1978: Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at age 37.

1975

On this day in 1975: 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Massachusetts in 2:09:55.

1975

On this day in 1975: Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after ten years.

1975

On this day in 1975: 4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of West Germany in 2:42:24.

1975

On this day in 1975: Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.

1974

On this day in 1974: 28th Tony Awards: River Niger and Raisin win.

1974

On this day in 1974: Third Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice.

1972

On this day in 1972: Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched.

1971

On this day in 1971: Fran?ois Doc Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at age 64.

1971

On this day in 1971: Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland.

1955

On this day in 1955: Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die.

1955

On this day in 1955: Brooklyn Dodgers win record 10th straight game since beginning of a season.

1954

On this day in 1954: In the Foley Square U.S. Courthouse in New York, a congressional subcommittee begins a three-day televised investigation of the causes of juvenile delinquency. The comic-book industry is vilified, leading to laws in several states restricting comic sales, and industry self-censorship.

1954

On this day in 1954: Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR.

1954

On this day in 1954: US Air Force flies French battalion to Vietnam.

1952

On this day in 1952: [Richard] Stafford Cripps, English minister of plane-manufacturing, dies at age 62.

1952

On this day in 1952: BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) begins first passenger service with jets (London-Rome route).

1952

On this day in 1952: Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.

1951

On this day in 1951: NHL Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1.

1951

On this day in 1951: 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3.

1918

On this day in 1918: Red Baron [Manfred von Richtofen] shot down in WWI at age 25.

1918

On this day in 1918: World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as The Red Baron, is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France.

1900

On this day in 1900: Heinrich Vogl composer, dies at age 55.

1899

On this day in 1899: Heinrich Kiepert German cartographer/geographer, dies at age 80.

1898

On this day in 1898: Louis Theodore Gouvy composer, dies at age 78.

1898

On this day in 1898: Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on first at bat.

1898

On this day in 1898: Spanish-American War begins.

1898

On this day in 1898: Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.

1894

On this day in 1894: George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, premieres in London.

1894

On this day in 1894: Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.

1892

On this day in 1892: First buffalo born in Golden Gate Park.

1892

On this day in 1892: Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in Saint Louis Mo.

1884

On this day in 1884: Potters Field reopened as Madison Park.

1878

On this day in 1878: Temistocle Solera composer, dies at age 62.

1878

On this day in 1878: New York installs first firehouse pole.

1878

On this day in 1878: The ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia.

1878

On this day in 1878: Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili.

1871

On this day in 1871: Elisabeth Grube writer, dies.

1865

On this day in 1865: Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington.

1863

On this day in 1863: Declaration of Bah'u'llh; Bah'? Feast of Ridvn (Jal?l 13, 20).

1863

On this day in 1863: Quantrill's Raiders launch a reprisal raid Lawrence, Kansas in the Battle of Lawrence, killing a number of civilians.

1863

On this day in 1863: Bah'u'llh declares his mission as He whom God shall make manifest. Considered the founder of the Bah'f Faith.

1836

On this day in 1836: Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from MTxico.

1836

On this day in 1836: Texas Revolution: Battle of San Jacinto ? Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio L=pez de Santa Anna.

1828

On this day in 1828: Noah Webster publishes first American dictionary.

1794

On this day in 1794: New York City formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect New York City from British.

1792

On this day in 1792: Tiradentes, a revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged and quartered.

1789

On this day in 1789: John Adams sworn in as first US Vice President (9 days before Washington).

1785

On this day in 1785: Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges.

1780

On this day in 1780: Ferdinand Zellbell composer, dies at age 60.

International Awareness Days

April

National Pet Month

National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people's lives - and vice versa. It is observed annually in the United States in May and during the month of April in the United Kingdom.

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Births

21 Apr 1977

Jamie SalT, Canadian figure skater was born on this day in 1977.

21 Apr 1977

Karen Ann Peterson; Miss Aruba-Universe (1997) was born on this day in 1977.

21 Apr 1975

Danyon Joseph Loader in Dunedin, New Zealand; 200 metre/400 metre swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1996) was born on this day in 1975.

21 Apr 1975

Angela Michelle Hughes in Anderson, South Carolina; Miss South Carolina-America (1997) was born on this day in 1975.

21 Apr 1974

Brice Hunter; wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) was born on this day in 1974.

21 Apr 1972

Severina Vu?kovi?, Croatian singer was born on this day in 1972.

21 Apr 1972

David Williams in Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA; outfielder (San Francisco Giants) was born on this day in 1972.

21 Apr 1972

Lori Flick in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Miss Massachusetts-America (1997) was born on this day in 1972.

21 Apr 1972

Tia Jackson; WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury) was born on this day in 1972.

21 Apr 1971

Eric Mabius, American actor was born on this day in 1971.

21 Apr 1971

Michael Turner, American comic book artist was born on this day in 1971.

21 Apr 1971

Jennifer Reed; Miss Michigan-USA (1997) was born on this day in 1971.

21 Apr 1971

Samantha Druce; youngest woman to swim the English Channel was born on this day in 1971.

21 Apr 1971

Tom Cavallo; NFL/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, San Francisco 49ers) was born on this day in 1971.

21 Apr 1971

Tony Mcgee; NFL tight end (Cincinnati Bengals) was born on this day in 1971.

21 Apr 1970

Rob Riggle, American comedian was born on this day in 1970.

21 Apr 1970

Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and writer was born on this day in 1970.

21 Apr 1970

Israel Stanley; NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire) was born on this day in 1970.

21 Apr 1970

Stewart Malgunas in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada; NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals) was born on this day in 1970.

21 Apr 1969

Dwight Hollier; NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) was born on this day in 1969.

21 Apr 1969

Conrad Clarks; NFL center (Indianapolis Colts) was born on this day in 1969.

21 Apr 1968

Peter van Foxes; soccer player (Ajax) was born on this day in 1968.

21 Apr 1966

Judy Diduck; ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics-1998) was born on this day in 1966.

21 Apr 1965

Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in 1965.

21 Apr 1965

Karen Foster, American model (Playboy) was born on this day in 1965.

21 Apr 1965

Gary Grant; NBA guard (New York Knicks) was born on this day in 1965.

21 Apr 1965

Ed Belfour in Carman, Manitoba, Canada; NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks) was born on this day in 1965.

21 Apr 1964

Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete was born on this day in 1964.

21 Apr 1964

Louise Mullard in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales; golfer (1990 T3 Coca Cola Classic) was born on this day in 1964.

21 Apr 1963

Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor was born on this day in 1963.

21 Apr 1963

Ken Caminiti, baseball player (d 2004) was born on this day in 1963.

21 Apr 1963

Ken Caminiti in Hanford, California, USA; infielder (San Diego Padres) was born on this day in 1963.

21 Apr 1962

Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin; Russian Major/cosmonaut was born on this day in 1962.

21 Apr 1960

Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in 1960.

21 Apr 1960

Julius Korir in Kenya; 3000m steeplechaser (Olympics-gold-1984) was born on this day in 1960.

21 Apr 1959

Robert Smith, British musician, singer, and songwriter (The Cure) was born on this day in 1959.

21 Apr 1959

Gene Callahan, American writer was born on this day in 1959.

21 Apr 1959

Michael Timmins, Canadian folk/rock guitarist, songwriter (Cowboy Junkies) was born on this day in 1959.

21 Apr 1959

Robert Smith in Sussex, England; rock guitarist/vocalist (Cure - Just Like Heaven) was born on this day in 1959.

21 Apr 1958

Andie MacDowell, American actress was born on this day in 1958.

21 Apr 1957

Jesse Orosco in Santa Barbara, California, USA; baseball relief pitcher (New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers) was born on this day in 1957.

21 Apr 1956

Rick DeMont; American 400 metre swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics) was born on this day in 1956.

21 Apr 1954

Dale Eggeling in Statesboro, Georgia, USA; LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile Classic) was born on this day in 1954.

21 Apr 1953

Edward Ray Fiori in Lynwood, California, USA; PGA golfer (1979 Southern Open) was born on this day in 1953.

21 Apr 1951

Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician was born on this day in 1951.

21 Apr 1951

Steve Vickers, Canadian ice hockey player was born on this day in 1951.

21 Apr 1951

Tony Danza, American actor and talk show host was born on this day in 1951.

21 Apr 1951

Paul Carrack in Sheffield, England; rock vocalist (Mike and the Mechanics - All I Need Is A Miracle, Squeeze/Ace - How Long) was born on this day in 1951.

21 Apr 1951

Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin; Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2) was born on this day in 1951.

21 Apr 1949

Patti Lupone, American singer and actress was born on this day in 1949.

21 Apr 1948

Gary Condit, American politician was born on this day in 1948.

21 Apr 1948

Lord Egremont; English large landowner/multi-millionaire was born on this day in 1948.

21 Apr 1948

Gary A Condit; American politician (Representative-Democrat-California) was born on this day in 1948.

21 Apr 1948

Paul Davis in Meridian, Michigan, USA; country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy) was born on this day in 1948.

21 Apr 1947

John Weider, British rock musician (Eric Burdon and the Animals, Family) was born on this day in 1947.

21 Apr 1947

Iggy Pop, American musician (The Stooges) was born on this day in 1947.

21 Apr 1947

Iggy Pop [James Newell Osterberg] in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA; rocker (Zombie Birdhouse) was born on this day in 1947.

21 Apr 1947

Alan Warner; rocker (Foundations) was born on this day in 1947.

21 Apr 1947

John Weider; bassist (Family - Family Entertainment) was born on this day in 1947.

21 Apr 1946

S Venkataraghavan; cricket player (Indian off-spinner, Test umpire, ICC referee) was born on this day in 1946.

21 Apr 1942

Bobby McClure; American gospel singer (Don't Mess Up a Good Thing) was born on this day in 1942.

21 Apr 1939

Helen Prejean, American nun and writer was born on this day in 1939.

21 Apr 1939

Ernie Maresca; singer/songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer) was born on this day in 1939.

21 Apr 1937

Charles Lee Herron in Kentucky, USA; FBI most wanted fugitive (January 1, 1986) was born on this day in 1937.

21 Apr 1936

James Dobson, American evangelist was born on this day in 1936.

21 Apr 1936

Bob Cleary; American ice hockey player (Olympics-gold-1960) was born on this day in 1936.

21 Apr 1935

Thomas Kean, Governor of New Jersey was born on this day in 1935.

21 Apr 1935

Charles Grodin, American actor and journalist was born on this day in 1935.

21 Apr 1935

Robin Dixon in England; two-man bobsled (Olympics-gold-1960) was born on this day in 1935.

21 Apr 1934

Martin Horton; cricket player, England off-spin all rounder, two Tests 1959) was born on this day in 1934.

21 Apr 1932

Elaine May, American comedian, writer, director, and actress was born on this day in 1932.

21 Apr 1932

Angela Mortimer; English tennis player (Wimbledon) was born on this day in 1932.

21 Apr 1930

Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d 1989) was born on this day in 1930.

21 Apr 1930

Margaret Rose in London, England; Princess of York was born on this day in 1930.

21 Apr 1930

Don Tyson; founder, Tyson Foods was born on this day in 1930.

21 Apr 1927

Gerald Flood, British actor (d 1989) was born on this day in 1927.

21 Apr 1927

Robert Brustein in New York City, New York, USA; dean (Yale School of Drama) was born on this day in 1927.

21 Apr 1926

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was born on this day in 1926.

21 Apr 1926

Elizabeth [Alexandra Mary Windsor II]; Queen of England (1952-) was born on this day in 1926.

21 Apr 1924

Ira Louvin in Rainsville, Alabama, USA; country singer (Louvin Brothers) was born on this day in 1924.

21 Apr 1923

John Mortimer, English barrister and writer was born on this day in 1923.

21 Apr 1923

Andrea Domburg; Dutch actress (Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel) was born on this day in 1923.

21 Apr 1922

Alistair MacLean, Scottish author (d 1987) was born on this day in 1922.

21 Apr 1922

Allan Watkins cricket player, England batsman late 40s early 50s) was born on this day in 1922.

21 Apr 1921

Jack Fletcher Forrest Hills New York; actor (Grady, Bob Crane Show) was born on this day in 1921.

21 Apr 1920

Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d 1991) was born on this day in 1920.

21 Apr 1920

Bruno Maderna Venice Italy, conductor/composer (Hyperion) was born on this day in 1920.

21 Apr 1920

Christopher Dark New York City, New York; actor, (Suddenly, Tenderfoot) was born on this day in 1920.

21 Apr 1919

Don Cornell, American singer (d 2004) was born on this day in 1919.

21 Apr 1919

Franc [Franklin E] Essed Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper) was born on this day in 1919.

21 Apr 1919

John Goddard cricket player, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57) was born on this day in 1919.

21 Apr 1917

Emanuel Vardi Jerusalem Israel, violist (San Diego Symphony 1978-82) was born on this day in 1917.

21 Apr 1915

Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born actor (d 2001) was born on this day in 1915.

21 Apr 1915

Andor Kovach composer was born on this day in 1915.

21 Apr 1915

Frick [W Groebli] Swiss clown (Frick and Frack) was born on this day in 1915.

21 Apr 1915

Anthony Quinn Chihuahua MTxico; actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia) was born on this day in 1915.

21 Apr 1913

Choh Hao Li biochemist professor (isolated growth hormones) was born on this day in 1913.

21 Apr 1913

Kai-Uwe von Hassel German politician was born on this day in 1913.

21 Apr 1913

Norman Parkinson England, fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar) was born on this day in 1913.

21 Apr 1912

Marcel Camus, French film director (d 1982) was born on this day in 1912.

21 Apr 1912

Feike P Asma Dutch organist was born on this day in 1912.

21 Apr 1912

Nell [Petronella GS] Koppen actress, Kniertje-Op Hoop van Zegen was born on this day in 1912.

21 Apr 1912

Marcel Camus; French director, Orfeu negro was born on this day in 1912.

21 Apr 1911

Ivan Combe, American inventor (d 2000) was born on this day in 1911.

21 Apr 1911

Leonard Warren New York City, New York, baritone (Metropolitan Opera 1939-60) died on stage was born on this day in 1911.

21 Apr 1909

Rollo May US, psychologist (Love and Will) was born on this day in 1909.

21 Apr 1908

Louis Hostin France, Light Heavyweight (Olympics-gold-1932, 1936) was born on this day in 1908.

21 Apr 1907

Beatrice Kay New York City, New York, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin and the Colonel) was born on this day in 1907.

21 Apr 1907

Antoni Szalowski composer was born on this day in 1907.

21 Apr 1906

Tom Burns editor was born on this day in 1906.

21 Apr 1905

Pat Brown, American politician (d 1996) was born on this day in 1905.

21 Apr 1905

Edmund G Pat Brown (Governor-Democrat-California) was born on this day in 1905.

21 Apr 1904

Gijsbert van Hall banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67) was born on this day in 1904.

21 Apr 1904

Jean HTlion artist/author (They Shall Not Have Me) was born on this day in 1904.

21 Apr 1903

Hans Hedtoft premier Denmark (1947-55) was born on this day in 1903.

21 Apr 1902

Bernard J H Ben Stroman recensent/writer (Jomtof and Blue Beard) was born on this day in 1902.

21 Apr 1901

Julian Bautista composer was born on this day in 1901.

21 Apr 1899

Randall Thompson New York City, New York, composer (Trip to Nahant) was born on this day in 1899.

21 Apr 1899

Clement D'Hooghe composer was born on this day in 1899.

21 Apr 1898

Steve Owen NFL tackle, coach (New York Giants) was born on this day in 1898.

21 Apr 1896

Henry M de Montherlant French stage author (La Reine Morte) was born on this day in 1896.

21 Apr 1896

Attila H?rbiger Austrian actor (Die Grosse Liebe, Die Julika) was born on this day in 1896.

21 Apr 1892

Jaroslav Kvapil composer was born on this day in 1892.

21 Apr 1889

Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d 1971) was born on this day in 1889.

21 Apr 1887

Lillian Walker Brooklyn New York, entertainer was born on this day in 1887.

21 Apr 1886

Charlie Naughton Glasgow Scotland; actor (Frozen Limits) was born on this day in 1886.

21 Apr 1882

Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel Prize winner (d 1961) was born on this day in 1882.

21 Apr 1881

Jules-Marie Canneel Flemish painter/caricaturist (Rocks of Oran) was born on this day in 1881.

21 Apr 1879

Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (d 1904) was born on this day in 1879.

21 Apr 1878

Albert Weisgerber German painter/graphic artist was born on this day in 1878.

21 Apr 1871

Vojtech Rihovsky composer was born on this day in 1871.

21 Apr 1871

Leo Blech composer was born on this day in 1871.

21 Apr 1870

Edwin S Porter, American film pioneer (d 1941) was born on this day in 1870.

21 Apr 1867

Benjamin A Jesurun Antillian literary was born on this day in 1867.

21 Apr 1864

Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d 1920) was born on this day in 1864.

21 Apr 1864

Max Weber German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism) was born on this day in 1864.

21 Apr 1854

Wladyslaw Rzepko composer was born on this day in 1854.

21 Apr 1854

Eusapia Palladino Napolitanse with parergische phenomenons was born on this day in 1854.

21 Apr 1853

Charles-Theodore Malherbe composer was born on this day in 1853.

21 Apr 1851

Charles Barrois, French geologist (d 1939) was born on this day in 1851.

21 Apr 1849

Oskar Hertwig Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization was born on this day in 1849.

21 Apr 1840

Franz Xaver Haberl German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis) was born on this day in 1840.

21 Apr 1838

John Muir, American environmentalist (d 1914) was born on this day in 1838.

21 Apr 1838

Nat Thompson cricket player (first batsman dismissed in a Test match) was born on this day in 1838.

21 Apr 1838

John Muir US, naturalist (discovered glaciers in High Sierras) was born on this day in 1838.

21 Apr 1837

Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d 1922) was born on this day in 1837.

21 Apr 1837

Fredrik Bajer Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel Prize 1908) was born on this day in 1837.

21 Apr 1834

William Rufus Terrill Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 was born on this day in 1834.

21 Apr 1828

Hippolyte Taine French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy) was born on this day in 1828.

21 Apr 1824

Anselmo Clave composer was born on this day in 1824.

21 Apr 1816

Charlotte Brontd, English author (d 1855) was born on this day in 1816.

21 Apr 1816

Louis Trezevant Wigfall Confederate Army, died in 1874 was born on this day in 1816.

21 Apr 1816

Charlotte Bront? Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre) was born on this day in 1816.

21 Apr 1814

Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist (d 1906) was born on this day in 1814.

21 Apr 1814

Beni Egressy composer was born on this day in 1814.

21 Apr 1811

Alson Sherman, Mayor of Chicago (d 1903) was born on this day in 1811.

21 Apr 1810

John Putnam Chapin, Mayor of Chicago (d 1864) was born on this day in 1810.

21 Apr 1809

Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter Secretary of State (Confederacy) was born on this day in 1809.

21 Apr 1806

Peter van Schendel Dutch painter was born on this day in 1806.

21 Apr 1803

Levin Minn Powell Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885 was born on this day in 1803.

21 Apr 1795

Vincenzo Pallotti Italian saint was born on this day in 1795.

21 Apr 1782

Friedrich W A Fr?bel Germany, educator (founded kindergarten) was born on this day in 1782.

21 Apr 1779

William Knyvett composer was born on this day in 1779.

21 Apr 1775

Alexander Anderson, American wood-engraver and illustrator (d 1870) was born on this day in 1775.

21 Apr 1775

Alexander Anderson US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare) was born on this day in 1775.

21 Apr 1774

Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (d 1862) was born on this day in 1774.

21 Apr 1774

Jean-Baptiste Biot French physicist/astronomer (balloonist) was born on this day in 1774.

21 Apr 1749

Johann Michael Malzat composer was born on this day in 1749.

21 Apr 1730

Antonin Kammel composer was born on this day in 1730.

21 Apr 1729

Empress Catherine II of Russia (d 1796) was born on this day in 1729.

21 Apr 1729

Catharina II the Great, writer/emperess of Russia (1762-96) was born on this day in 1729.

21 Apr 1713

Louis, 4th duc de Noailles, Marshal of France (d 1793) was born on this day in 1713.

21 Apr 1713

Louis Duke de Noailles marshal of France was born on this day in 1713.

21 Apr 1672

Johann Philipp Kafer composer was born on this day in 1672.

21 Apr 1671

John Law, Scottish economist (d 1729) was born on this day in 1671.

21 Apr 1652

Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d 1719) was born on this day in 1652.

21 Apr 1651

Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d 1711) was born on this day in 1651.

21 Apr 1619

John A van Riebeeck colonial director/founder (Cape Colony) was born on this day in 1619.

21 Apr 1555

Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d 1619) was born on this day in 1555.

21 Apr 1546

Arcangelo Crivelli composer was born on this day in 1546.

21 Apr 1488

Ulrich von Hutten near Fulda; German poet/humanist/patriot was born on this day in 1488.

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