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    What happened on April 15

    • April 15, 0784 First balloon flight in Ireland

    • April 15, 1450 "Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France."

    • April 15, 1632 Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.

    • April 15, 1715 Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.

    • April 15, 1738 "Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel."

    • April 15, 1755 Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language published in London.

    • April 15, 1783 Preliminary articles of peace ending Revolutionary War ratified.

    • April 15, 1800 James Ross discovers North Magnetic pole

    • April 15, 1802 "William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a ""long belt"" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud."

    • April 15, 1850 City of San Francisco incorporated

    • April 15, 1857 N R Pogson discovers asteroid #43 Ariadne

    • April 15, 1858 "Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists"

    • April 15, 1861 Federal army mobilized by Pres Lincoln

    • April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 AM after being shot the previous evening by John Wilkes Booth.

    • April 15, 1865 Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.

    • April 15, 1885 Naval forces land at Panama to protect American interests during revolution

    • April 15, 1892 The General Electric Company forms.

    • April 15, 1895 Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)

    • April 15, 1900 An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs

    • April 15, 1900 International Exposition opens in Paris

    • April 15, 1902 "Pope Leo XIII encyclical ""On the Church in the US"""

    • April 15, 1906 "The establishing of the Armenian organization, AGBU"

    • April 15, 1912 A Massinger discovers asteroids #731 Sorga & #732 Tjilaki

    • April 15, 1912 "The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, causing the deaths of about 1,503 people."

    • April 15, 1912 Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM in North Atlantic as the band plays on

    • April 15, 1912 USS Chester and USS Salem sailed from MA to assist RMS Titanic survivors

    • April 15, 1918 "First Marine Aviation Force formed at Marine Flying Field, Miami, FL"

    • April 15, 1920 Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti allegedly murder two security guards while robbing a shoe store.

    • April 15, 1922 Poodle Dog Restaurant closes

    • April 15, 1923 First sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (NYC)

    • April 15, 1923 Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics

    • April 15, 1923 Insulin first became generally available for use by diabetics.

    • April 15, 1924 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

    • April 15, 1927 "Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Norma and Constance Talmadge become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood."

    • April 15, 1928 Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf (SF) forms

    • April 15, 1931 The first walk across American backwards began

    • April 15, 1936 "Palestinian Arabs begin a general strike in protest to Jewish immigration. Within a month, 21 Jews are killed in Arab attacks."

    • April 15, 1940 The Allies start their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which was occupied by Nazi Germany.

    • April 15, 1941 "Belfast Blitz Two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attacked Belfast, Northern Ireland. Killing one thousand people."

    • April 15, 1941 "First helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Ct"

    • April 15, 1942 "George Cross awarded to ""to the island fortress of Malta - its people and defenders"" by King George VI."

    • April 15, 1942 George VI awards the George Cross to the people of Malta

    • April 15, 1943 "An Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians."

    • April 15, 1945 FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home

    • April 15, 1945 The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.

    • April 15, 1947 "Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, breaking that sport's color line."

    • April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson goes hitless in his major league debut

    • April 15, 1948 "First Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated"

    • April 15, 1948 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created

    • April 15, 1952 Detroit Red Wings sweeps Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup

    • April 15, 1952 First B-52 prototype test flight

    • April 15, 1954 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow

    • April 15, 1955 "Ray Kroc opens his first franchise of McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois."

    • April 15, 1955 U.S. Supreme Court sets tax deadline to April 15th from the previous deadline of March 15th set in 1918 - USA

    • April 15, 1957 Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery

    • April 15, 1957 "White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city."

    • April 15, 1959 Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

    • April 15, 1960 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizes at Shaw U

    • April 15, 1961 "Launching of first nuclear-powered frigate, USS Bainbridge, at Quincy, MA"

    • April 15, 1962 USS Princeton brought first Marine helicopters to Vietnam. This was first Marine advisory unit to arrive in South Vietnam.

    • April 15, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Cliff Richard - The Minute You're Gone

    • April 15, 1966 "The Rolling Stones release ""Aftermath"""

    • April 15, 1967 "Scotland defeat rivals England 3-2 at Wembley stadium, causing the scots fans to jokingly claim their side as ""Unofficial world Champions"", creating the phenomenon of the Unofficial Football World Championships."

    • April 15, 1969 North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of Japan

    • April 15, 1971 43rd Academy Awards presented

    • April 15, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Amazing Grace

    • April 15, 1974 Military coup in Niger

    • April 15, 1975 C Torres discovers asteroid #2784 Domeyko

    • April 15, 1975 First appearance of the San Diego Chicken

    • April 15, 1978 "43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy"

    • April 15, 1980 "Raymond Bailey actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75"

    • April 15, 1982 "Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display"

    • April 15, 1983 "Rodolfo Hoyos actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68"

    • April 15, 1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens

    • April 15, 1984 British comedian Tommy Cooper suffers a massive heart attack while live on TV.

    • April 15, 1985 Challenger moves to launch pad

    • April 15, 1985 Geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon

    • April 15, 1986 "Operation Eldorado Canyon, Navy aircraft from USS America (CV-66) and USS Coral Sea (CV-43) attack Libya in conjunction with USAF aircraft after Libya linked to terrorist bombing of West"

    • April 15, 1986 The United States launch Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.

    • April 15, 1986 "Tim McIntire actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42"

    • April 15, 1986 "US air raids Libya, respondings to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing"

    • April 15, 1989 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England

    • April 15, 1989 "Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, a football stadium in Sheffield, resulting in 96 deaths."

    • April 15, 1989 "Hu Yaobang general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies"

    • April 15, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Bangles - Eternal Flame

    • April 15, 1989 South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries

    • April 15, 1989 Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois

    • April 15, 1989 "Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People's Republic of China."

    • April 15, 1990 """In Living Color"" premiers on FOX-TV"

    • April 15, 1990 "Greta Garbo actress, dies at 84"

    • April 15, 1991 "David Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83"

    • April 15, 1991 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week

    • April 15, 1992 Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion

    • April 15, 1992 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight

    • April 15, 1992 Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx loses its accreditation

    • April 15, 1992 National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

    • April 15, 1992 "NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches the most NHL games (1,438)"

    • April 15, 1992 "William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Bradcasters Hall of Fame"

    • April 15, 1994 "Representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization (effective January 1, 1995)."

    • April 15, 1997 Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.

    • April 15, 2001 Natalie Rasmussen gets a new car from her parents in Yorba Linda

    • April 15, 2002 "An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128."

    • April 15, 2008 "Speaking at the bank's annual meeting Richard Fuld Leman chairman and CEO, tells investors that the worst of the credit crisis is behind Wall Street, but that the environment will remain challenging."

    • April 15, 2010 Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts - Ash grounds thousands of flights across Europe







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