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April 19, 1973: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 16, 1942: Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in New York City
March 24, 1937: Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)
August 20, 1900: Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
January 9, 1990: 64th U.S. manned space mission STS-32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit

Events That Made History Today - April 23

1014 - King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf
1154 - Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
1348 - 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)
1500 - Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
1501 - Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral and 6 ships return to Lisbon
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Events That Made History Tomorrow - April 24

858 - Nicolaas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
1061 - Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country'll be destroyed
1185 - Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
1288 - Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
1311 - General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
View All Events That Made History on April 24 ~ Born on April 24

Events That Made History Yesterday - April 22

296 - St. Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
536 - St. Agapitus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1056 - Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
1073 - Pope Alexander II buried/Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII
1145 - 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
View All Events That Made History on April 22 ~ Born on April 22

154 - The Year That Was

50: Anicetus becomes pope.
50: Anicetus meets with Polycarp of Smyrna to discuss the Computus, the date of Easter in the Christian calendar.
50: The Patriarch of Constantinople changes from Patriarch Euzois to Patriarch Laurence.

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