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On this Day In History.

April 18

(1909) Rome: Joan of Arc is beatified.

(1912) New York: The liner Carpathia arrives with survivors from the Titanic disaster.

(1946) Geneva: The League Of Nations is dissolved.

April 19

(1913) London: Aston Villa beat Sunderland 1-0 in the FA Cup Final.

(1927) US: Mae West, actress of saucy repute, is found guilty of indecent behaviour in her production of "Sex" on Broadway.

(1966) London: Myra Hindley and Ian Brady go on trial at the Old Bailey for the "Moors Murders".

April 20

(1944) London: Troops drive London buses for the first time following a drivers' strike.

(1953) Korea: Allied and Communist sick and wounded prisoners are swapped at Panmunjon, while the war continues just a mile away.

(1981) Belfast: Violence in Ulster worsens as Bobby Sands passes the 51st day of his hunger strike.

April 21

(1910) US: Mark Twain, the writer of Huckleberry Finn, dies at the age of 74.

(1961) Jerusalem: At the war crimes trial, former SS officer Adolf Eichmann admits taking part in the extermination of German Jews.

(1964) UK: BBC2 goes on the air. Its first programme is Play School.

April 22

(1918) France: Germany's most feared fighter pilot, the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen, is shot down and killed in a dog-fight.

(1947) UK: A photo-finish camera is used for the first time, at Epsom.

(1951) UK: Aneurin Bevan resigns in protest over the imposition of health charges for false teeth and spectacles.

April 23

(1923) UK: A pounds 100,000 endowment plan is announced to make Stratford-upon-Avon a literary and dramatic centre.

(1968) UK: The first decimal coins come into circulation, for five New Pence and 10 New Pence.

(1984) US: The discovery of the Aids virus is announced in Washington.

April 24

(1949) UK: Chocolate and sweet rationing ends.

(1963) London: Mandy Rice-Davies is arrested as she is about to leave the country, for her part in the Profumo affair.

(1986) Paris: The Duchess of Windsor, for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne in 1936, dies at the age of 89.
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