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April 12th, 1940...

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TIME Magazine: Benito Mussolini

(TIME Cover: April the 8th, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 12th of April:

599 BC - Mahavira, founder of Jainism (d. 527 BC)
812 - Muhammad at-Taqi, Arabian Shia Imam (d. 835)
1577 - Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
1869 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1940 - Herbie Hancock, American pianist and composer
1948 - Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
1978 - Guy Berryman, British musician (Coldplay)

Oscar of the best picture in 1940

directed by Alfred Hitchcock
with Laurence Olivier (Maxim de Winter) and Joan Fontaine (Mrs de Winter)

Designed in 1940

The Pelican chair
by Finn Juhl


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