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  1. April 4, 1581) Which English explorer and privateer was knighted after completing the second ever successful circumnavigation of the globe?
  2. April 5, 1614) In Virginia, English settler John Rolfe married which notable Native American woman?
  3. April 6, 1830) The first church of which Christian denomination was founded by Joseph Smith in upstate New York?
  4. April 7, 451) Which Hunnic leader sacked the city of Metz in modern-day France during his campaign through western Europe?
  5. April 8, 1973) Which revolutionary Spanish painter, whose work included Guernica, died aged 91?
  6. April 9, 1585) Which English explorer set out to establish the Roanoke colony in modern-day North Carolina?
  7. April 10, 1858) Which bell, which still resides in the Clock Tower at the Palace of Westminster, was cast in its current form in Whitechapel Bell Foundry?
  8. April 11, 1814) The Treaty of Fontainebleau forces the abdication of which French emperor (for the first time)?
  9. April 12, 1961) Which Russian cosmonaut became the first human to ever reach outer space, aboard the satellite Vostok 1?
  10. April 13, 1997) Who, aged 21, became the youngest golfer to ever win the US Masters tournament?
  11. April 14, 1865) Which US president was shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C?
  12. April 15, 1942) King George VI awarded the George Cross to the "people and defenders" of which Mediterranean island, to reflect their sacrifice and resilience during the siege by Axis forces?
  13. April 16, 1917) Which Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist returned to Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), ending his exile in Vienna?
  14. April 17, 1971) After a brief war of independence, which country is officially formed from the territory formerly known as East Pakistan?
  15. April 18, 1909) Which 15th-century female French warrior - a leading figure and martyr during the Hundred Years War - was beatified in Rome by Pope Pius X?
  16. April 19, 1956) Which American actress became royalty after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco?
  17. April 20, 1902) Which Polish-French couple, pioneers in both physics and chemistry, refine Radium Chloride for the first time?
  18. April 21, 753 BCE) Traditionally, this date is listed as the founding day for which city by Romulus, brother of Remus?
  19. April 22, 1970) Which day, dedicated to environmental protection around the world, is celebrated for the first time?
  20. April 23, 2005) The first footage, entitled Me at the zoo, was uploaded onto which video-sharing and social media site?
  21. April 24, 1916) Which Atlantic explorer, along with five of his crew, launch a lifeboat from Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean, hoping to organise a rescue for other stranded survivors of his sunken ship, Endurance?
  22. April 25, 404 BCE) Sparta blockades and successfully defeats which other Greek city-state, ending the Peloponnesian Wars?
  23. April 26, 1986) A meltdown at which Ukrainian (then in the USSR) power station is responsible for the largest nuclear disaster in history?
  24. April 27, 1981) Xerox releases which computer accessory - the idea of which would be stolen by Steve Jobs for Apple?
  25. April 28, 1789) Mutineers take over which ship from William Bligh, sailing first to Tahiti, before settling Pitcairn Island?
  26. April 29, 1770) Which British explorer and captain lands at Botany Bay (which he named), in modern-day Sydney, Australia?
  27. April 30, 1897) Physicist J.J. Thompson announces his discovery of which tiny, negatively-charged sub-atomic particle at a meeting of the Royal Institution in London?

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  1. April 4, 1581) Which English explorer and privateer was knighted after completing the second ever successful circumnavigation of the globe?
    Sir Francis Drake
  2. April 5, 1614) In Virginia, English settler John Rolfe married which notable Native American woman?
    Pocahontas
  3. April 6, 1830) The first church of which Christian denomination was founded by Joseph Smith in upstate New York?
    The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
  4. April 7, 451) Which Hunnic leader sacked the city of Metz in modern-day France during his campaign through western Europe?
    Attila
  5. April 8, 1973) Which revolutionary Spanish painter, whose work included Guernica, died aged 91?
    Pablo Picasso
  6. April 9, 1585) Which English explorer set out to establish the Roanoke colony in modern-day North Carolina?
    Sir Walter Raleigh
  7. April 10, 1858) Which bell, which still resides in the Clock Tower at the Palace of Westminster, was cast in its current form in Whitechapel Bell Foundry?
    Big Ben
  8. April 11, 1814) The Treaty of Fontainebleau forces the abdication of which French emperor (for the first time)?
    Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)
  9. April 12, 1961) Which Russian cosmonaut became the first human to ever reach outer space, aboard the satellite Vostok 1?
    Yuri Gagarin
  10. April 13, 1997) Who, aged 21, became the youngest golfer to ever win the US Masters tournament?
    Tiger Woods
  11. April 14, 1865) Which US president was shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C?
    Abraham Lincoln
  12. April 15, 1942) King George VI awarded the George Cross to the "people and defenders" of which Mediterranean island, to reflect their sacrifice and resilience during the siege by Axis forces?
    Malta
  13. April 16, 1917) Which Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist returned to Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), ending his exile in Vienna?
    Vladimir Lenin
  14. April 17, 1971) After a brief war of independence, which country is officially formed from the territory formerly known as East Pakistan?
    Bangladesh
  15. April 18, 1909) Which 15th-century female French warrior - a leading figure and martyr during the Hundred Years War - was beatified in Rome by Pope Pius X?
    Joan of Arc
  16. April 19, 1956) Which American actress became royalty after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco?
    Grace Kelly
  17. April 20, 1902) Which Polish-French couple, pioneers in both physics and chemistry, refine Radium Chloride for the first time?
    Marie and Pierre Curie
  18. April 21, 753 BCE) Traditionally, this date is listed as the founding day for which city by Romulus, brother of Remus?
    Rome
  19. April 22, 1970) Which day, dedicated to environmental protection around the world, is celebrated for the first time?
    Earth Day
  20. April 23, 2005) The first footage, entitled Me at the zoo, was uploaded onto which video-sharing and social media site?
    YouTube
  21. April 24, 1916) Which Atlantic explorer, along with five of his crew, launch a lifeboat from Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean, hoping to organise a rescue for other stranded survivors of his sunken ship, Endurance?
    Ernest Shackleton
  22. April 25, 404 BCE) Sparta blockades and successfully defeats which other Greek city-state, ending the Peloponnesian Wars?
    Athens
  23. April 26, 1986) A meltdown at which Ukrainian (then in the USSR) power station is responsible for the largest nuclear disaster in history?
    Chernobyl
  24. April 27, 1981) Xerox releases which computer accessory - the idea of which would be stolen by Steve Jobs for Apple?
    Computer Mouse
  25. April 28, 1789) Mutineers take over which ship from William Bligh, sailing first to Tahiti, before settling Pitcairn Island?
    HMS Bounty
  26. April 29, 1770) Which British explorer and captain lands at Botany Bay (which he named), in modern-day Sydney, Australia?
    James Cook
  27. April 30, 1897) Physicist J.J. Thompson announces his discovery of which tiny, negatively-charged sub-atomic particle at a meeting of the Royal Institution in London?
    Electron