1389 - Cosimo de' Medici, Italian Ruler
1707 - Michel Corrette, French French organist, composer and author of musical method books. (Corrette's Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord - here)
1829 - William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army
1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, Journalist
1864 - Eugene d'Albert, Scottish-born German Pianist and Composer (E. d'Albert's Cello Concerto in C major, Op. 20 - here)
1917 - Robert Burns Woodward, Chemist and Nobel Laureate
1921 - Chuck Connors, Actor
1929 - Max von Sydow, Actor
1932 - Omar Sharif, Actor (Best remembered for the film Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia and FunnyGirl. Doctor Zhivago film soundtrack - here)
Actor Chuck Connors
1868 - Johannes Brahms conducts his German Requiem in its entirety for the first time, on Good Friday in Bremen Cathedral.
1912 - The RMS Titanic, the largest passenger steamship in the world, leaves Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage, headed for New York. Today in 1912, the White Star Line passenger ship RMS Titanic leaves from Southampton Docks on her maiden voyage to America. "RMS" stands for "Royal Mail Steamer" carried the mail as well as passengers. The steam ship is also known as the SS Titanic.
1941 - Croatia declares independence during World War II.
1942 - The Bataan Death March in the Philippines begins, upon the fall of Luzon to the Japanese. About 75,000 Filipino and American troops are captured and forced to walk 85 miles (137 kms) in six days. Many died during the march.
1970 - Paul McCartney announces the end of The Beatles.
1972 - An earthquake in Southern Iran kills about 4,000 people and obliterates the farming town of Ghir.
Full length - Brahms' German Requiem (Ein Deutsches Requiem). YouTube, uploaded by WDR SinfonieOrchesterFreunde. Accessed April 10, 2017.
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