Apr
8
Wed
Venus of Milo discovered, 1820.
Apr 8 all-day

The Venus de Milo (Greek: Αφροδίτη της Μήλου, Aphroditi tis Milou) is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, but based on an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is now thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch.

Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. However, some scholars claim it is the sea-goddess Amphitrite, venerated on Milos. It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following the statue’s discovery. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after Aphrodite’s Roman name, Venus, and the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered. – Wikipedia

Apr
11
Sat
Apollo 13 launched, 1970.
Apr 11 all-day
Apr
14
Tue
Apollo 13 accident occurs, 1970
Apr 14 all-day
Apr
17
Fri
Apollo 13 returns to Earth, 1970
Apr 17 all-day
Apr
19
Sun
Cpt. J. Cook reached Australia.
Apr 19 all-day
Apr
28
Tue
Cpt. J. Cook landed in Botany Bay, 1770.
Apr 28 all-day
May
5
Tue
German surrender in the West, 1945
May 5 all-day
May
9
Sat
German surrender in the East, 1945.
May 9 all-day
May
11
Mon
HMS Beagle launched, 1820.
May 11 all-day
May
31
Sun
Pentecost.
May 31 all-day