March 15 ⇒Back
March 15 ⇒Back
April 21, 1731 - ★(death) Daniel Defoe, English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer.
He gains enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe.
April 9, 1895 - ◇(birth) Takatomo Kurosawa, Japanese musician, composer. (timeline)
His musical research on Bunun music in Taiwan gets a great response from international musicological society.
April 14, 1995 - ◇Shintaro Ishihara suddenly resigns from the Diet.
The day is genpuku 14th birthday of Shinjiro Koizumi (April 14, 1981). They are distant relatives. And Ishihara is older, more popular and more experienced than Koizumi. Ishihara becomes the Tokyo governor in 1999. Koizumi's father becomes prime minister in 2001. However, the event above critically indicates that Shinjiro Koizumi is of nobler ancestry than Ishihara, probably thanks to his mother.
April 23, 2005 - ◇The 2010 Winter Olympics logo is unveiled. (timeline)
Tsunekazu Takeda is a great-grandson of Emperor Meiji. He was an equestrian in the Olympic Games. There are quite a few equestrians from the royal and imperial families. This confusing situation is one of the reasons of the conspiracy theory.
April 20, 2008 – ◆The Zenkoji Buddhist Temple is vandalised (Olympic torch relay).
The day is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon III of France (April 20, 1808), and the 55th birthday of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (April 20, 1953 in the Japanese calendar).