— From wire reports

Actress Claudia Cardinale is 80. Author and politician Jeffrey Archer is 78. Actor Michael Tucci is 72. Actress Lois Chiles is 71. Columnist Heloise is 67. Actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson is 59. Bluegrass musician Jeff Parker is 57. Singer Samantha Fox is 52. Olympic gold, silver and bronze medal swimmer Dara Torres is 51. Rock musician Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) is 50. Actor Danny Pino is 44. Country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton is 40. Actor Luke Evans is 39. Rock musician Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) is 38. Actor-writer Seth Rogen is 36. Actress Emma Watson is 28. Actress Maisie Williams is 21.

Highlight: On April 15, 2013, two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing two women and an 8-year-old boy and injuring more than 260. Suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police; his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death.

In 1715, the Yamasee War began as members of the Yamasee tribe attacked English settlers in colonial South Carolina.

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; Andrew Johnson became the nation’s 17th president.

In 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 21⁄2 hours after hitting an iceberg; 1,514 people died, while less than half as many survived.

In 1943, the Ayn Rand novel “The Fountainhead” was published by Bobbs-Merrill Co.

In 1945, during World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died on April 12, was buried at the Roosevelt family home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1959, Cuban leader Fidel Castro arrived in Washington to begin a goodwill tour of the United States. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigned for health reasons (he was succeeded by Christian A. Herter).

In 1960, a three-day conference to form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) began at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina; the group’s first chairman was Marion Barry.

In 1986, the United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5.

In 1989, 96 people died in a crush of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. Students in Beijing launched a series of pro-democracy protests.

In 1998, Pol Pot, the notorious leader of the Khmer Rouge, died at 72, evading prosecution for the deaths of two million Cambodians.

Ten years ago: Pope Benedict XVI stepped onto U.S. soil for the first time as pontiff as he was greeted at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington by President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush and their daughter Jenna.

Five years ago: Adam Johnson’s “The Orphan Master’s Son” won the Pulitzer for fiction, while Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced” won the drama prize.

One year ago: Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across the nation, demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

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