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April 18th, 1943...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I've Heard That Song Before"
by Harry James

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lieutenant General George Patton

(TIME Cover: April the 12th, 1943)

 Famous people born on the 18th of April:

1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
1590 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
1905 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1969 - Princess Sayako of Japan

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1943

Otto Stern

for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton

Carnegie Institute of Technology Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1943

directed by Michael Curtiz
with Humphrey Bogart (Rick Blane) and Claude Rains (Captain Louis Renault)

Designed in 1943

The Settee
by Finn Juhl


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