It Happened in April Quiz

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Considered the greatest playwright of all time, this English dramatist died on 23 April 1616.
William Shakespeare

 

On the first of April Apple Computers was founded in California. In what year?
1976

 

The writer of Jane Eyre was born in April 1816, what is her name?
Charlotte Bronte

 

12th April 1941 was the birth date of an English footballer and captain during the team's finest achievement. Name him.
Bobby Moore

 

One of the great Hollywood actors, born in April 1916, and who starred in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Gregory Peck

 

An armed uprising against British rule happened in Dublin between 24th and 29th of April, and became known as The Easter Uprising. In what year did it take place?
1916

 

In April 1956 Elvis Pressley had his first number one in the USA with which record?
Heartbreak hotel

 

In April 1946 which current war torn country gained it's independence from France?
Syria

 

In April 1956 this Hollywood actress famously married and became a Princess. What was her name?
Grace Kelly

 

In April 1966 the author of The African Queen , and Horatio Hornblower novels, died. What was his name?
C.S.Forester

 

And a final bonus question - What is the origin of April Fools day?
Although there are many theories none of them stand up to scrutiny, so the truth is, no-one knows.