April 1909 in history

April 1909 events chronologically

Apr 6 Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole
Apr 9 The U.S. Congress passes the Payne–Aldrich Tariff Act
Apr 11 The city of Tel Aviv is founded
Apr 13 The Turkish military reverses the Ottoman countercoup of 1909 to force the overthrow of Sultan Abdul Hamid II
Apr 14 A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia
Apr 18 Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome
Apr 27 Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1909

Apr 6 William M. Branham an American Christian minister, usually credited with initiating the post World War II healing revival.
Apr 8 John Fante an American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent. He is perhaps best known for his work Ask the Dust, a semi-autobiograpical novel about life in and around Los Angeles, California, which was the third in a series of four novels, published between 1938 and 1985, that are now collectively called "The Bandini Quartet". That book was made into a movie by the same name in 2006. He also wrote several other books, stories and screenplays, including the 1957 film Full of Life, based on his 1952 novel by that name. Other noted screenplays Fante co-wrote include the 1962 films Walk on the Wild Side and The Reluctant Saint and 1968's made-for-television movie Something for a Lonely Man
Apr 13 Stanislaw Ulam a renowned Polish-American mathematician. He participated in America's Manhattan Project, originated the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation, and suggested nuclear pulse propulsion. In pure and applied mathematics, he produced many results, proved many theorems, and proposed several conjectures
Apr 13 Eudora Welty an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards including the Order of the South. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as a house museum
Apr 17 Alain Poher a French centrist politician, affiliated first with the Popular Republican Movement and later with the Democratic Centre. He served as a Senator for Val-de-Marne from 1946 to 1995. He was President of the Senate from 3 October 1968 to 1 October 1992 and, in that capacity, served twice as the country's interim president. Candidate in the 1969 presidential election, he was defeated by Georges Pompidou in the second round
Apr 22 Rita Levi-Montalcini an Italian developmental neurobiologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor. Also, from 2001, until her death, she served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life
Apr 30 Juliana of the Netherlands Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands between 1948 and 1980. She was the only child of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry. She was married to German aristocrat Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, with whom she had four children: Princess Beatrix , Princess Irene , Princess Margriet , and Princess Christina. During the Second World War she lived in exile with her children in Ottawa, Canada. She became Queen of the Netherlands with her mother's abdication in 1948 and was succeeded by Queen Beatrix after her own abdication in 1980. During her reign both Indonesia and Suriname in 1975 became independent from the Netherlands. Her birthday was celebrated annually as Koninginnedag until the accession of her grandson King Willem-Alexander to the throne, when it was replaced with Koningsdag. Upon her death at the age of 94, she was the longest-lived former ruling monarch in the world. She is commemorated in space, in the name of the asteroid 816 Juliana

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1909

Apr 3 Pascual Cervera y Topete as an admiral of the Spanish Caribbean Squadron during the Spanish-American War, and prior to this served his country in a variety of military and political roles.
Apr 8 Helena Modjeska Modrzejewska Polish pronunciation: , was a renowned actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles.
Apr 9 Francis Marion Crawford an American writer noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic weird and fantastic stories.
Apr 9 Paschal Grousset a French politician, journalist, translator and science fiction writer. Grousset published under the pseudonyms of André Laurie, Philippe Daryl, Tiburce Moray and Léopold Virey
Apr 10 Algernon Charles Swinburne an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909
Apr 13 Whitley Stokes an Irish lawyer and Celtic scholar.
Apr 14 Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman President of Argentina from 12 October 1886 to 6 August 1890. A lawyer and politician, his career was defined by the influence of his kinsman, Julio Argentino Roca, whom propelled him into a legislative career. He was a staunch promoter of separation of church and state and an aristocratic liberal