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What Happened on April 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 The cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in France is seriously damaged by a large fire.
2014 In the worst massacre of the South Sudanese Civil War, at least 200 civilians were gunned down after seeking refuge in houses of worship as well as hospitals.
2013 Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing three people and injuring 264 others.
2013 A wave of bombings across Iraq kills at least 75 people.
1994 Marrakesh Agreement relating to foundation of World Trade Organization is adopted.
1989 Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi-final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.
1989 Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in China.
1986 The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.
1970 During the Cambodian Civil War, massacre of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong river into South Vietnam.
1969 The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.
1960 At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
1955 McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.
1952 First flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.
1947 Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
1945 Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
1942 The George Cross is awarded "to the island fortress of Malta: Its people and defenders" by King George VI.
1941 In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Luftwaffe attack Belfast, killing around one thousand people.
1936 First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine.
1924 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
1923 Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
1922 U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which leads to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.
1920 Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.
1912 The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive.
1907 Triangle Fraternity is founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1900 Philippine-American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
1896 Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
1892 The General Electric Company is formed.
1865 President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln's death.
1861 President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75,000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War.
1817 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
1783 Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
1755 Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
1738 Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel receives its premiere performance in London, England.
1736 Foundation of the Kingdom of Corsica.
1715 The Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
1642 Irish Confederate Wars: A Confederate Irish militia is routed in the Battle of Kilrush when it attempts to halt the progress of a Royalist Army.
1632 Battle of Rain: Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
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.
1395 Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Battle of the Terek River. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the throne.
1071 Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
769 The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings.
Famous People Born on April 15

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Year Name
1367 Henry IV of England (d. 1413)
1938 Hso Khan Pha, Burmese-Canadian geologist and politician (d. 2016)
1793 Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German astronomer and academic (d. 1864)
1971 Jason Sehorn, American football player
1978 Milton Bradley, American baseball player
1958 John Bracewell, New Zealand cricketer
1641 Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician and geographer (d. 1722)
1980 Billy Yates, American football player
1990 Emma Watson, English actress
1959 Fruit Chan, Chinese director, producer, and screenwriter
Famous People Deaths On April 15

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Date Name
1998 Pol Pot, Cambodian general and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Cambodia (b. 1925)
1993 Leslie Charteris, English author and screenwriter (b. 1907)
1980 Raymond Bailey, American actor and soldier (b. 1904)
2015 Surya Bahadur Thapa, Nepalese politician, 24th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1928)
2009 Salih Neftçi, Turkish economist and author (b. 1947)
2015 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1966)
1632 George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, English politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1580)
2007 Brant Parker, American illustrator (b. 1920)
2017 Clifton James, American actor (b. 1920)
2014 Eliseo Verón, Argentinian sociologist and academic (b. 1935)