William Shakespeare (Baptism April died April poet and playwright. He enjoyed the Royal patronage of Elizabeth I. Painting now purported to be of Master William Shakespeare, known as the 'Cobbe portrait'.
1884 photograph of a Kansas tornado. The tornado’s slow progress allowed local fruit farmer and amateur photographer A. Adams time to assemble his cumbersome box camera and capture this singular image.
*On April the Chernobyl reactor began its tragic meltdown. The town of Pripyat, Ukraine is an abandoned shell of a city frozen in a Soviet time warp. This amusement park, strangely opened the day after the reactor explosion in the midst of evacuation.
Chernobyl Amusement park in Pripyat, Ukraine was scheduled to open on May 1986 but the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant took place on April 26 that year only 5 days before the grand opening, causing the residents of the city to be evacuated.