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Can you name the events that happened on each day in April?

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April 1This part of the United Kingdom's military was created (1918).
April 2This explorer landed in Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth (1513).
April 3This delivery service between Missouri and California began (1860).
April 4This man was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee (1968).
April 5This woman married John Rolfe (1614).
April 6The first modern Olympic games were held in this city (1896).
April 7The Hutu genocide of Tutsis began in this country (1994).
April 8This South African city was founded by the Dutch (1652).
April 9Lee surrendered to Grant at this place (1865).
April 10US prisoners of war were forced on this death march by the Japanese (1942).
April 11This Ugandan dictator fled the country (1979).
April 12This cosmonaut became the first man in space (1961).
April 13This composer's 'Messiah' premiered in Dublin (1742).
April 14This ship struck an iceberg and began to sink (1912).
April 15Abraham Lincoln died after being shot by this man (1865).
April 16This Zealot fortress in Israel was taken by the Romans (AD 73)
April 17This failed overthrow of Fidel Castro began (1961).
April 18Martin Luther addressed a diet in this city of the Holy Roman Empire (1520).
April 19The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired here (1775).
April 20The third Force Act was passed in the US to stop this hate group (1871).
April 21According to legend these brothers founded the city of Rome (753 BC).
April 22A land rush began here creating 'boomers' and 'sooners' (1889).
April 23This famed playwright was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon (1564)
April 24The Easter Rebellion began, which ultimately created this nation out of the UK (1916).
April 25Ground was broken in Egypt for the construction of this waterway (1859).
April 26A disaster at this nuclear power plant occurred (1986).
April 27This Portuguese explorer was killed in the Philippines before successfully circumnavigating the world (1521).
April 28This Italian man was executed and publicly displayed (1945).
April 29This person led the French to victory over the English at Orléans (1429).
April 30This city fell to the Vietcong ending the war in Vietnam (1975).

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