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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 are 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.
2002 Air China Flight 129 crashes on approach to Gimhae International Airport in Busan, South Korea, killing 129 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 97 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 discotheque 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" 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.
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 2,224 passengers and crew on board survive.
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.[11] Three hours later, Vice President Andrew Johnson is sworn in as President.
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 found the American School for the Deaf (then called the Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons), the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
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 short-lived 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.
1071 Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
769 The Lateran Council ends by condemning the Council of Hieria and anathematizing its iconoclastic rulings.
Famous People Born on April 15

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Year Name
1980 Raül López, Spanish basketball player
1977 Sudarsan Pattnaik, Indian sculptor
1949 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer-songwriter and actress
1817 William Crowther, Dutch-Australian politician, 14th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1885)
1875 James J. Jeffries, American boxer and promoter (d. 1953)
1939 Desiré Ecaré, Ivorian filmmaker (d. 2009)
1904 Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1948)
1552 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1626)
1952 Avital Ronell, Czech-American philosopher and academic
1942 Tim Lankester, English economist and academic
Famous People Deaths On April 15

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Date Name
2013 Benjamin Fain, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (b. 1930)
1999 Harvey Postlethwaite, English engineer (b. 1944)
1944 Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin, Russian general (b. 1901)
1982 Arthur Lowe, English actor (b. 1915)
1986 Jean Genet, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1910)
956 Lin Yanyu, Chinese court official and eunuch
1220 Adolf of Altena, German archbishop (b. 1157)
2014 John Houbolt, American engineer and academic (b. 1919)
1943 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian painter and set designer (b. 1882)
1754 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1676)