Famous People, Events, Places and Dates in History

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April: Famous People, Events and Dates in History

This Month's Historical Events

4th April 1975: American Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft (short for micro-computer software), the leading PC operating system manufacturer that is famous for their Microsoft Windows Operating system. Gates was the CEO of the new company. He and Allen were childhood friends who had skills in computer programming.
4th April 1968: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the famous American minister and civil rights activist, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, United States by James Earl Ray. King was standing on a balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel.
5th April 1955: Sir Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Britain due to his increasing health problems. But Churchill continued to serve as MP for Woodford in east London until 1964 when he retired from politics. He was the British PM twice, from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955.
5th April 1879: Chile declared war on Bolivia and Peru, the War of the Pacific or the Saltpeter War that was fought until 1883. The war resulted in Chile annexing the mineral-rich territories of Tarapacá in Peru and the Department of the Litoral in Bolivia, and Bolivia became a landlocked country.
6th April 1994: Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprien Ntaryamira of neighboring Burundi were killed when a rocket downed their plane over the capital of Rwanda, Kigali. About 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis, were killed during the ensuing Rwandan genocide that lasted about 100 days.
6th April 1917: The United States, under President Thomas Woodrow Wilson, officially entered World War I after declaring war on Germany. This was after Germany sunk several U.S. and British passenger and merchant ships. The war ended with victory for the Allies (France, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Italy, and the United States) on November 11, 1918.
7th April 1948: The World Health Organization was established by the United Nations. It's mission is to promote global good health and thereby keep the world safe. The WHO also directs and coordinates global response to health emergencies caused by wars and diseases such as Ebola and the COVID-19 pandemic.
7th April 1933: The Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted after being signed into law, 2 weeks earlier, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The new legislation allowed the manufacturing and selling of low-alcohol beer in the U.S. As a result, April 7 is celebrated every year in the U.S where it is known as The National Beer Day.
8th April 1953: Kenya's founding president Jomo Kenyatta was sentenced to seven years with hard labor, together with five associates, for being associated with the Mau Mau rebellion. The Mau Mau movement was formed to free the East African country from domination by the British colonialists who had seized land in the fertile regions of the country.
8th April 1986: American actor, movie producer and director Clinton Eastwood Jr. became the mayor of Carmel, a city in Monterey County in California. He won by a landslide, defeating Charlotte Townsend who was seeking a third term. Clint served as mayor for a single two-year term.

Popular and Young Celeb Birthdays

DD Osama
DD Osama
29 November 2006
American rapper, a hip hop artist and a social media personality

Mike Kussman
Mike Kussman
7th June 1968
Husband to The Flash actress Danielle Nicolet (Cecil Horton)

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
23rd March 1992
American professional basketball player

Topper Guild
Topper Guild
21 August 2002
American prankster, entrepreneur and social media influencer

Jeff Halperin
Jeff Halperin
25 September 1965
Former American photojournalist, entrepreneur and husband to American politician Kari Lake

Olivia Rose Cameron
Olivia Rose Cameron
17th July 2001
American young celebrity, artist and painter

Amy Ferson
Amy Ferson
25 July 1973
American journalist, commentator, real estate agent & first wife of T.J. Holmes

Taylor Baxter Burton
Taylor Baxter Burton
23 Nov 1997
Irish celebrity kid, internet personality, and son of late Dolores O’Riordan and Don Burton

Andile Ncube
Andile Ncube
October 4 1981
Reality TV show host, musician, producer, South African TV and radio personality, and businessman

Annie Macaulay-Idibia
Annie Macaulay-Idibia
November 13, 1984
Nigerian Nollywood actress, model and presenter

Adam DiMarco
Adam DiMarco
14 April 1990
Canadian actor and singer

Aaron Ashmore
Aaron Ashmore
7 October, 1979
Canadian film and television actor

Central Cee
Central Cee
4 Jun 1998
British rapper, singer and songwriter, real birth name Oakley Neil H. T. Caesar-Su

Swanky Jerry
Swanky Jerry
4 July 1991
African stylist, designer, TV reality star and an image consultant

Wylda Rae Johnson
Wylda Rae Johnson
7th July 2010
American young celebrity kid

Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau
15 October 1985
TV presenter, musician, business woman, socialite and South African actress

Baby Santana
Baby Santana
14th November 2006
American rapper, music producer and songwriter

Islah Koren Gates
Islah Koren Gates
30 November 2012
Daughter to rapper Kevin Gates and social media star Dreka Gates

Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz
October 2 1989
Bongo flava recording artist, philanthropist, dancer, businessman & TV personality

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
30th April 1982
American actress, singer and a model

Zari Hassan
Zari Hassan
23 September 1981
Ugandan socialite, TV personality, businesswoman, actress, musician & Diamond Platnumz baby mama

Mia Randall
Mia Randall
12th July, 2011
Young YouTuber and social media influencer

Christina Shusho
Christina Shusho
17 November 1978
East African gospel musician

Santiago Rulli Galliano
Santiago Rulli Galliano
15th January, 2010
Famous Mexican who is a son to a celebrity family

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