1 April It Happened Today


1204  Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of English King Henry II.

1578  Birth of British physician William Harvey who discovered the circulation of the human blood supply.

1873  Birth of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov.

1917  Death of American composer Scott Joplin.

1938  Birth of American actress Ali McGraw.

1945  US forces invade the Japanese island of Okinawa.

1960  The US launches it’s first weather satellite.

1976  Death of German born Surrealist painter Max Ernst.

1984  Death of American soul singer Marvin Gaye.

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