At A Glance

421 Friday at 12 PM – city of Venice founded

1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England start tradition of giving gallon of flour to residents to keep deathbed promise

1199 Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6

1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains

1944 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome

1971 Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” goes gold

1996 68th Academy Awards: “Braveheart”, Nicholas Cage and Susan Sarandon win

2016 Suicide attack during a football match in Iskandariya, Iraq kills at least 32 people, ISIS claim responsibility