1652 - Pope Clement XII
1770 - William Wordsworth, Poet
1860 - Will Keith Kellogg, Cereal maker
1899 - Robert Casadenus, French Pianist and Composer
1908 - Percy Faith, American Conductor, Arranger of Popular Music
1915 - Billie Holiday, Singer
1920 - Ravi Shankar, Indian Sitar Virtuoso and Composer of Film Scores
1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter
1954 - Jackie Chan, Actor
1964 - Russell Crowe, Actor
William Wordsworth's most famous poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" read by Jeremy Irons. Uploaded by noxdl from YouTube, accessed April 4, 2017. This poem is also known as "Daffodils." It was inspired by an event on 15 April 1802, in which Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy came across a "long belt" of daffodils. It was first published in 1807 in Poems in Two Volumes, and revised in 1815.
1805 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer, conducts the first public performance of his Symphony No.3 in E Flat Major known as the "Eroica Symphony", in Vienna. Listen to a video of LvB's Symphony No.3 conducted by Herbert von Karajan, with London Philharmonia Orchestra.
1906 - Italy's Mount Vesuvius erupts, killing more than a hundred people and losing a height of 353 feet or 107 meters.
1943 - Dr. Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist, creates LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).
1963 - Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia becomes "President for life."
1983 - Don Peterson and Story Musgrave perform the first space shuttle spacewalk, or extravehicular activity (EVA).
2001 - NASA launches an unmanned spacecraft to orbit Mars.
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"- Karajan. YouTube, uploaded by VerachtetmirdieMeisternicht. Accessed April 7, 2017.
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