Historical Events for April 1951

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3rd - Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners" premieres in Oxford
4th - Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires
5th - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
7th - 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
7th - American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
7th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
7th - 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins
11th - US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur
12th - Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
15th - Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
16th - British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
17th - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
18th - "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
18th - Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
18th - France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
19th - "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 perfs
19th - 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 19th - Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
20th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
20th - Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
20th - 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
21st - 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
21st - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
22nd - Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
23rd - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
24th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
26th - Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
27th - Mohammed Mossadeq chosen as premier of Persia

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