This Week in History

28 April, 2001: A Californian billionaire, Dennis Tito, becomes the first space tourist in history to be transported to the International Space Station (ISS) through a Russian rocket.

29 April, 1980: Alfred Hitchcock, the English director and producer dies due to renal failure.

30 April, 1789: George Washington becomes the first US President.

1 April, 1840: The world's first adhesive postage stamp is issued in the United Kingdom.

2 April, 2011: Osama bin Laden is killed by US forces during a raid on his compound hideout in Pakistan.

3 April, 1913: The first Indian full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra, is premiered.

4 April, 1929: Audrey Hepburn, the Belgian/English actress and singer, is born.