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April 11th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: Ginger Rogers

(TIME Cover: April the 10th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 11th of April:

146 - Septimius Severus (d. 211)
1357 - John I of Portugal (d. 1433)
1492 - Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (d. 1549)
1755 - James Parkinson, English physician (d. 1824)
1935 - Richard Kuklinski, mafia hitman (d. 2006)
1963 - Chris Ferguson, American poker player
1966 - Lisa Stansfield, English singer

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt

for his work on sex hormones

Berlin University - Berlin, Germany

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1939

Gone with the Wind
directed by Victor Fleming
with Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) and Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara)

Designed in 1939

The PH lamp
by Poul Henningsen


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