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In April 1982, film star Jane Fonda launched her first workout video.
A 1932 protest which helped win the right to roam freely across the English countryside
On 24 April 1980, the US launched a disastrous attempt to free its hostages in Iran
In April 1991 weapons inspectors were allowed into Iraq to search for WMDs
In April 1999 Nato bombed the Serbian state TV station in Belgrade, killing 16 people.
The great theoretical physicist Albert Einstein died on 18th April 1955
In April 1945 one of the most successful musicals of all time premiered on Broadway.
On April 19 1995 a huge truck bomb killed 168 people in a government building in the USA.
He was the young working class playwright who changed British theatre.
In April 1992, the main black street gangs in Los Angeles started a historic truce.
In April 1905 the arrival of a passenger train put Letchworth Garden City on the map
In April 1975 the four-year rule of the brutal Khmer Rouge began in Cambodia.
On 10 April 1964, famously eccentric pianist Glenn Gould gave his last live performance
In 1980 a film about a public execution caused a row between Britain and Saudi Arabia
In 1975, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency
In 1979 Tanzanian troops invaded Uganda and ousted its brutal dictator.
In April 1968 cities across America were rocked by race riots.
In April 1948 the US agreed to spend millions of dollars on rebuilding post-war Europe.
In 1977 the worst ever air accident took place when two jumbo jets collided in Tenerife.
In 1943, during WW2, famine stuck Bengal in British-run India, killing millions.