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April 04: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 19

April 04

- 1818 - US flag design decided by congress, 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars.

- 1841 - USA: William Henry Harrison, 9th US President (March 4-April 4, 1841), dies (age 68, born Feb 9, 1773) due to pneumonia. 1st president to die in the office. Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President.

- 1905 - India: Earthquake kills 20,000 in Kangra.

- 1928 - Birthday: Maya Angelou, American author, poet and actress born in St Louis, Missouri (USA).

- 1929 - Karl Benz, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies (Age 84, born November 25, 1844).

- 1965 - Birthday: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) American actor born in NYC, New York.

- 1968 - Apollo 6 launched Unmanned atop Saturn V.

- 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. (US civil rights activist) assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

- 1975 - Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

- 1978 - Birthday: Irene Skliva, Athens Greece, Miss World (1996).

- 1979 - Pakistan: Ex-President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (age 51, born on January 5, 1928) hanged to death.

- 1979 - Birthday: Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor born in Perth, Western Australia (died January 22 2008).

- 2013 - India: An illegally constructed building collapses in Thane killing 74 people.

- 2014 - Jim Yong Kim: President of the World Bank, claims that climate change will lead to wars over water and food within the next 5-10 years.

- 2017 - Syria: Chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syrian government forces killed 80+ civilians.

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