On this day April 11-17,  2021 (week 15) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day April 11-17, 2021 (week 15)

April 11, 2021 - April 17, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the first Apple computer, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the playwright Samuel Beckett, the space shuttle Columbia, the fire of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, the defeat of “Bonnie Prince Charlie”, and the Bay of Pigs

April 11, 1976: The original Apple computer (later known as the Apple I), created by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, was released at an introductory price of $666.66

April 12, 1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, making a single orbit of the Earth in the spacecraft Vostok I. The flight lasted 108 minutes

April 13, 1906: Samuel Beckett, Irish playwright and poet, was born in Dublin. He lived mostly in France, where he wrote his best-known work, Waiting for Godot

April 14, 1981: The space shuttle Columbia, seen here on the launchpad, made a perfect landing following its maiden flight. Columbia blew up on re-entry in February 2003

April 15, 2019: A major fire engulfed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. The spire and roof collapsed but the bell towers and valuable treasures were saved

April 16, 1746: English troops defeated the Jacobite Scots, led by Charles Edward Stuart, or “Bonnie Prince Charlie”, at Culloden, the last pitched battle on British soil

April 17, 1961: Some 1,500 U.S.-backed Cuban exiles opposed to Fidel Castro launched an invasion at the Bay of Pigs but were soon overwhelmed by Castro’s troops

PUBLISHED: 23/03/2021; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press