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Birthdays in History in April 1892

Person of interestDonald Wills Douglas

Apr 6 Donald Wills Douglas, American aircraft industrialist (McDonnell Douglas) and aviation pioneer (Douglas DC-3), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas
  • Apr 8 Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
  • Apr 10 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), born in Jeseritz, Germany (d. 1965)

Person of interestRobert Watson-Watt

Apr 13 Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist and developer of the radar and radio direction finding in WWII, born in Brechin, Scotland (d. 1973)

Physicist and Radar Pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and Radar Pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • Apr 13 Arthur Harris, British RAF Commanding Chief known as "Bomber/Butcher Harris" for commanding the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 1984)
  • Apr 14 V. Gordon Childe, British archaeologist and prehistorian, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1957)
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author (The Hiding Place) and Holocaust survivor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Apr 15 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot, born in Düren, Rhine Province, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1975)
  • Apr 17 Jean Haesaert, Flemish lawyer and sociologist, born in Lokeren, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • Apr 22 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist, born in Darlington Heights, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer, born in Tessenderlo, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Apr 23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)
  • Apr 27 Louis Victor de Broglie, French quantum physicist (studied electrons, Nobel Prize 1929), born in Dieppe, France (d. 1987)
  • Apr 28 Joseph Dunninger, American mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), born in NYC, New York