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Events in History

  • Apr 14 Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)

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Apr 20 First known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London recorded by Simon Forman

  • Apr 28 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72