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HISTORY: On this day April 15-21, 2018 (week 16) infographic

On this day April 15-21, 2018

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April 15-21, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the bomb at the Boston Marathon, President Erdogan of Turkey, Martin Luther, French aviator Roland Garros, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the painter Canaletto and flying ace Baron von Richthofen.

April 15, 2013: Two bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 170. One attacker was later killed in a police shootout, the other was captured

April 16, 2017: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey won a historic referendum on a package of constitutional changes granting him sweeping new powers

April 17, 1521: Martin Luther, addressing the Diet of Worms, refused to recant his views on the Reformation. Disorder broke out and the proceedings were adjourned

April 18, 1915: French aviator Roland Garros was shot down in World War I but survived and was taken prisoner. The tennis stadium complex in Paris is named after him

April 19, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began when the last 60,000 Polish Jews confined there resisted Nazi efforts to transport them to extermination camps

April 20, 1768: Italian painter Canaletto, best known for his paintings of Venetian scenes, died

April 21 1918: German First World War flying ace Baron von Richthofen, known as the Red Baron, was killed in action

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Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

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