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  • France
    Wednesday Apr 9, 1947
    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle made a renewed attempt to transform the politics in France

    France
    Wednesday Apr 9, 1947

    In April 1947, de Gaulle made a renewed attempt to transform the political scene by creating a Rassemblement du Peuple Fran├žais (Rally of the French People, or RPF), which he hoped would be able to move above the familiar party squabbles of the parliamentary system.




  • Genoa, Italy
    Friday Apr 11, 1947
    Lucky Luciano

    To Genoa

    Genoa, Italy
    Friday Apr 11, 1947

    After Luciano's secret trip to Cuba, he spent the rest of his life in Italy under tight police surveillance. When he arrived in Genoa on April 11, 1947, Italian police arrested him and sent him to a jail in Palermo.




  • Shanghai, China
    Saturday Apr 12, 1947
    Chinese Civil War

    Shanghai Massacre

    Shanghai, China
    Saturday Apr 12, 1947

    On April 12, in Shanghai, many Communist members in the KMT were purged through hundreds of arrests and executions on the orders of General Bai Chongxi. The CPC referred to this as the April 12 Incident or Shanghai Massacre. This incident widened the rift between Chiang and Wang Jingwei, another warlord who controlled the city of Wuhan.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947
    Johan Cruyff

    Birth

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 25, 1947

    Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff was born on 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam, on a street five minutes away from Ajax's stadium, his first football club.




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