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Historical Events In April - 15

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1697  On this day in history charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden  

1707  On April - 15 leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)  

1715  Uprising of Yamasse-indians in South Carolina on April - 15.  

1716  Russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar on April - 15.  

1719  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1729  Johann S Bachs "Mattheus Passion" premieres in Leipzig on this day in history.  

1738  Bottle opener invented on this day in history.  

1741  Charles Willson Peale, US, port painter/inventor (George Washington) on this day in history.  

1755  On April - 15 samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language published in London.  

1756  Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1757  George Knowil Jackson, composer on April - 15.  

1764  Jeanne-Antoinette-Poison LeNormant d'Etoiles, Marquis de Pomador, dies on this day in history.  

1765  Michail v Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1766  Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic on this day in history.  

1776  On April - 15 duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy  

1784  1st balloon flight in Ireland on April - 15.  

1788  England, Netherlands & Prussia sign peace treaty on April - 15.  

1788  On April - 15 giuseppi Bonno, composer, dies at 77  

1793  Bank of England hands out 1st £5 note on this day in history.  

1793  On April - 15 friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers  

1800  On April - 15 james Ross discovers North Magnetic pole  

1800  On this day in history james Ross discovers North Magnetic pole Compass sales go through the roof  

1800  James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic) on this day in history.  

1802  On this day in history william Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.  

1809  Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician on this day in history.  

1811  Ernest Louis Muller, composer, dies at 70 on April - 15.  

1812  On April - 15 pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter  

1814  On this day in history john Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)  

1817  1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn) on this day in history.  

1820  Evander McNair, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1902 on this day in history.  

1821  On April - 15 emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), died in 1894  

1822  Napolean Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61  

1827  Julius Tausch, composer on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1452  Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary was born on this day in history.  

1469  Nanak, 1st guru of Sikhs was born on April - 15.  

1489  Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588) was born on April - 15.  

1552  Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626) was born on April - 15.  

1588  Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist was born on April - 15.  

1637  On this day in history birth of valentin Molitor, composer  

1641  On this day in history birth of robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)  

1646  On April - 15 birth of king Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1053  On April - 15 death of godwin, Earl of Wessex  

1220  On April - 15 adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1415  On this day in history death of manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian  

1472  On this day in history leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68  

1502  On this day in history jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies  

1605  Boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies on April - 15.  

1607  Cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78 on April - 15.  

1610  On this day in history johan van Duivenoorde, mister of Warmond, dies at about 62  

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