1519: Leonardo
da Vinci’s death

Italian inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci, famous for the portrait of Mona Lisa, died at Clos Lucé in France, possibly of a stroke.

1536: Anne
Boleyn arrested

Anne Boleyn, the Queen of England, was arrested and taken to the Tower of London weeks before she was executed for treason.

1921: Satyajit
Ray’s birth

Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker, composer, and artist Satyajit Ray was born in Kolkata, West Bengal.

1946: Battle
of Alcatraz

An attempted prison break by six inmates at Alcatraz led to two days of intense fighting, which is now called the Battle of Alcatraz. 

2011: Osama bin Laden killed

Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, who masterminded the 9/11 attacks, was killed by US forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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