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This Week in History


April 9, 2005

Nearly eight years after Princess Diana’s death, Prince Charles, her widower and heir to the British throne, weds his longtime mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles.

April 10, 1970

Paul McCartney formally announces that the Beatles have broken up.

April 14, 1865

John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.



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