25th April 1928
Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter and sculptor, was born. 90 years.
26th April 1958
Final run of the Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives. 60 years.
26th April 1863
Charles Haslewood Shannon, lithographer and painter was born. 155 years.
28th April 1928
Birth of artist Yves Klein, leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme. 90 years.
29th April 1868
Alice Keppel, British society hostess and mistress of Edward VII, was born. 150 years.
30th April 2013
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates and Willem-Alexander becomes King of the Netherlands. 5 years.
30th April 2008
Two skeletons found near Yekaterinburg, are confirmed to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, one of his sisters. 10 years.
1st May 1118
Matilda of Scotland, born Edith, Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I, died. 900 years.
1st May 1948
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as leader. 70 years.
2nd May 1568
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle. 450 years.
5th May 1818
Karl Marx, philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist, was born. 100 years.
7th May 1718
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. 300 years.
10th May 1838
John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of President Lincoln, was born. 180 years.
10th May 1863
Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, dies. 155 years.
10th May 1893
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883. 125 years.
10th May 1988
The Degas sculpture "Petite danseuse de quatorze ans" (Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen) sold for 10.1 million. 30 years.
10th May 2013
One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. 5 years.
12th May 1743
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia. 275 years.
12th May 1918
Julius Rosenberg, American spy, was born. 100 years.
12th May 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator, died. 10 years.

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