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On This Day :: April 28

1923 - First-ever Wembley FA Cup Final. 1936 - King Faud I of Egypt died and was succeeded by his son, Farouk I. 1945 - The...

On This Day :: April 27

1909 - A group known as the Young Turks deposed Sultan Abdul Hamid in Turkey. 1956 - Rocky Marciano retired as undefeated world heavyweight boxing...

On This Day :: April 26

1937 - The Spanish Basque town of Guernica was bombed by German planes sent by Hitler to help Franco during the Spanish Civil War. 1964...

On This Day :: April 25

1915 - Australian and New Zealand troops stormed ashore at Gallipoli, Turkey, in World War One as part of a British-led Allied force. Some...

On This Day :: April 24

Award winning musician Kelly Clarkson celebrates her birthday today. 1916 - The Easter Rising, an insurrection aimed at setting up an Irish Republic, began in...

On This Day :: April 23

1928 - Life and death of playwright William Shakespeare celebrated. 1941 - King George of the Hellenes and the Greek government fled the Greek mainland...

On This Day :: April 22

1915 - The second battle of Ypres started when German troops released clouds of deadly chlorine gas on British troops. It was the first...

On This Day :: April 20

1912 - Bram Stoker, Dublin-born author of "Dracula", died. 1943 - The massacre of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising began in World War Two. 1947...

On This Day :: April 19

1906 - The French chemist and physicist Pierre Curie was run over and killed in Paris. Together with his wife Marie, he worked on...

On This Day :: April 18

1906 - An earthquake struck San Francisco. The quake and resulting fires devastated the city, leaving over 200,000 people homeless and some 1,000 dead. 1955...

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