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1367: Henry IV was born at Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire.

1860: The Pony Express service began, running from St Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento.

1882: Jesse James, the legendary outlaw, was shot in the back by one of his own gang.

1897: Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer, died in Vienna.

1901: Richard D'Oyly Carte, English impresario best remembered as the man behind Gilbert and Sullivan and who built the Savoy Theatre to house their works, died.

1913: Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was sentenced to three years for inciting supporters to place explosives at the London home David Lloyd George.

1922: Joseph Stalin was appointed general secretary of the Communist Party in Russia.

1987: The late Duchess of Windsor's jewels fetched PS31million at auction.

1991: Graham Greene, one of Britain's leading novelists for more than 30 years, died at Vevey, Switzerland, aged 86.

2010: Apple released the iPad in the United States.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR Brazen thieves stole the front end of a Vauxhall Corsa while it was parked outside the driver's house.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS Doris Day, actress, 97; Alec Baldwin, actor, 61; David Hyde Pierce, actor, 60; Eddie Murphy, actor/comedian, 58; Kenny Logan, former rugby union player, 47; Will Mellor, actor, 43; Leona Lewis, singer, 34.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 3, 2019
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