JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH
APRIL 1, 1883 Laurette Taylor is born Loretta Helen Cooney in New York City, New York.
APRIL 1, 1946 Ronnie Lane is born in London, England.
APRIL 1, 1949 Gil Scott-Heron is born in Chicago, Illinois.
APRIL 1, 1971 Boots Riley is born Raymond Lawrence Riley in Chicago, Illinois.
APRIL 1, 2004 Google unveils Gmail.
APRIL 2, 1800 Ludwig van Beethoven premieres of his 1st Symphony in Vienna, Austria..
APRIL 2, 1891 Max Ernst is born in Brόhl, Germany.
APRIL 2, 1928 Serge Gainsbourg is born in Paris, France.
APRIL 2, 1947 Emmylou Harris is born in Birmingham, Alabama.
APRIL 2, 1987 Melody Prochet is born in Puyricard, France.
APRIL 3, 1895 Oscar Wilde's libel case goes to trial.
APRIL 3, 1924 Marlon Brando is born in Omaha, Nebraska.
APRIL 3, 1962 Mike Ness is born in Lynn, Massachusetts.
APRIL 4, 1932 Anthony Perkins is born in New York City, New York.
APRIL 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
APRIL 5, 1897 The first American Arts and Crafts Exhibition begins at Copley Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
APRIL 5, 1922 The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
APRIL 5, 1929 Joe Meek is born Robert George Meek in Newent, England.
APRIL 5, 1954 Peter Case is born in Buffalo, New York.
APRIL 5, 1973 Pharrell Williams is born in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
APRIL 6, 1857 Arthur Wesley Dow is born in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
APRIL 6, 1866 Lincoln Steffens is born in San Francisco, California.
APRIL 6, 1931 Ram Dass is born Richard Alpert in Boston, Massachusetts.
APRIL 6, 1965 Black Francis is born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV in Boston, Massachusetts.
APRIL 6, 1965 Early Bird, the first communications satellite, is launched.
APRIL 7, 1772 Charles Fourier is born in Besanηon, France.
APRIL 7, 1915 Billie Holiday is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
APRIL 7, 1922 United States Secretary of the Interior receives bribes for oil rights to the Teapot Dome in Wyoming.
APRIL 7, 1959 Kim Warnick is born in Seattle, Washington.
APRIL 8, 1820 Venus de Milo is discovered on the island of Melos, Greece .
APRIL 8, 1941 Vivienne Westwood is born in Derbyshire, England.
APRIL 9, 1895 Mance Lipscomb is born Beau De Glen Lipscomb in Navasota, Texas.
APRIL 7, 1926 Hugh Hefner is born in Chicago, Illinois.
APRIL 9, 1932 Carl Perkins is born in Tiptonville, Tennessee.
APRIL 9, 1959 NASA selects the Mercury Seven.
APRIL 10, 1953 Warner Brothers premieres its first 3-D film, House of Wax.
APRIL 10, 1970 Q-Tip is born in Harlem, New York.
APRIL 11, 1961 Doug Hopkins is born in Seattle, Washington.
APRIL 11, 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
APRIL 12, 1883 Imogen Cunningham is born in Portland, Oregon.
APRIL 12, 1892 Henry Darger is born in Chicago, Illinois.
APRIL 12, 1980 Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope in St. John's, Newfoundland.
APRIL 12, 1994 Melissa Brooks is born in Seal Beach, California.
APRIL 13, 1878 B.J.O. Nordfeldt is born in Tulstorg, Scania, Sweden.
APRIL 13, 1919 Eugene V. Debs is incarcerated at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, for standing up against the United States draft during World War I.
APRIL 13, 1924 Stanley Donen is born in Columbia, South Carolina.
APRIL 14, 1828 Noah Webster copyrights his dictionary.
APRIL 14, 1932 Loretta Lynn is born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.
APRIL 14, 1948 Berry Berenson is born in New York City, New York.
APRIL 15, 1452 Leonardo Da Vinci is born in Florence, Italy.
APRIL 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot by actor John Wilkes Booth.
APRIL 15, 1933 Elizabeth Montgomery is born in Los Angeles, California.
APRIL 15, 1958 Benjamin Zephaniah is born in Birmingham, England.
APRIL 16, 1889 Charlie Chaplin is born in London, England.
APRIL 16, 1939 Dusty Springfield is born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien in London, England.
APRIL 16, 1990 Doctor Jack Kevorkian performs in his first assisted suicide.
APRIL 17, 1907 The Ellis Island Immigration Center processes a one-day record of 11,747 people.
APRIL 17, 1955 Pete Shelley is born in Leigh, England.
APRIL 17, 1964 Maynard James Keenan is born in Ravenna, Ohio.
APRIL 18, 1775 Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside that The British Are Coming..
APRIL 18, 1857 Clarence Darrow is born in Kinsman Township, Ohio.
APRIL 19, 1927 Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play, Sex.
APRIL 19, 1947 Mark Volman is born in Los Angeles, California.
APRIL 20, 1939 Billie Holiday records Strange Fruit.
APRIL 20, 1943 Edie Sedgwick is born in Santa Barbara, California.
APRIL 20, 1971 Mikie Welsh is born in Syracuse, New York.
APRIL 20, 1975 Killer Mike is born Michael Render in Atlanta, Georgia.
APRIL 21, 1915 Anthony Quinn is born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca in Chihuahua, Mexico.
APRIL 21, 1947 Iggy Pop is born in Muskegon, Michigan.
APRIL 21, 1966 Haile Selassie visits Jamaica, celebrated today as Grounation Day.
APRIL 22, 1884 William L'Engle is born in Jacksonville, Florida.
APRIL 22, 1899 Vladimir Nabokov is born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
APRIL 22, 1904 Robert Oppenheimer is born in New York City, New York.
APRIL 22, 1922 Charles Mingus is born in Nogales, Arizona.
APRIL 22, 1923 Bettie Page is born in Nashville, Tennessee.
APRIL 22, 1937 Jack Nicholson is born in Neptune, New Jersey.
APRIL 22, 1946 John Waters is born in Baltimore, Maryland.
APRIL 22, 1977 Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone data.
APRIL 23, 1635 Boston Latin School, the nation's first public school is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
APRIL 23, 1928 Shirley Temple is born in Santa Monica, California.
APRIL 24, 1800 The United States Library of Congress is established.
APRIL 24, 1904 Willem DeKooning is born in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
APRIL 25, 1792 Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
APRIL 25, 1923 Albert King is born in Indianola, Mississippi.
APRIL 26, 1938 Duane Eddy is born in Corning, New York.
APRIL 26, 1986 The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant reactor in Ukraine, USSR melts down.
APRIL 27, 1667 John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
APRIL 27, 1947 Ann Peebles is born in St. Louis, Missouri.
APRIL 27, 1948 Kate Pierson is born in Weehawken, New Jersey.
APRIL 27, 1953 Wild Bill Firehands Wampler is born in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
APRIL 28, 1945 Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed.
APRIL 28, 1953 Kim Gordon is born in Rochester, New York.
APRIL 29, 1889 Duke Ellington is born in Washington, D.C..
APRIL 29, 1917 Maya Deren is born Eleanora Derenkowskaia in Kiev, Ukraine.
APRIL 29, 1933 Willie Nelson is born in Abbott, Texas.
APRIL 29, 1937 Hasil Adkins is born in Boone County, West Virginia.
APRIL 29, 1968 Hair opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway.
APRIL 30, 1877 Alice B. Toklas is born in San Francisco, California.
APRIL 30, 1976 Amanda Palmer is born in New York City, New York.
APRIL 30, 1993 CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) announces that World Wide Web protocols will be free.