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Historical Events In April - 15

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1891  Stephen Albert Emery, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history general Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY  

1894  Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs) on this day in history.  

1895  Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record) on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)  

1896  On April - 15 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece  

1898  On this day in history marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)  

1898  Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader on this day in history.  

1900  An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs on this day in history.  

1900  International Exposition opens in Paris on April - 15.  

1901  On this day in history 1st British motorized burial  

1901  On this day in history joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)  

1902  Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On the Church in the US" on April - 15.  

1902  Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US" on this day in history.  

1903  On April - 15 erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]  

1906  The Armenian organization AGBU is established on this day in history.  

1906  On April - 15 a J "Sandy" Bell, S Afr cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)  

1907  Gerald Abrahams, Liverpool, author (Teach Yourself Chess) on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history eden Ahbez, songwriter  

1909  On this day in history mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo  

1910  Taft is 1st pres to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game on this day in history.  

1910  Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University) on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St NYC  

1911  On April - 15 jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)  

1911  On April - 15 georg Knorr, German engineer, dies  

1912  On April - 15 a Massinger discovers asteroids #731 Sorga & #732 Tjilaki  

1912  On April - 15 titanic sinks at 2 27 AM in North Atlantic as the band plays on  

1912  On April - 15 titanic sinks... A slew of bad movies follow  

1912  On this day in history uSS Chester and USS Salem sailed from MA to assist RMS Titanic survivors  

1912  Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on on this day in history.  

1912  Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94) on April - 15.  

1912  On this day in history titanic sinks at 2:27 AM in North Atlantic as the band plays on  

1914  On this day in history john Gregory, dancer  

1915  Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo," premieres in Madrid on April - 15.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1452  On this day in history birth of leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary  

1469  On April - 15 birth of nanak, 1st guru of Sikhs  

1489  On April - 15 birth of sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)  

1552  Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626) was born on this day in history.  

1588  Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist was born on this day in history.  

1637  Valentin Molitor, composer was born on April - 15.  

1641  Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of godwin, Earl of Wessex  

1220  On this day in history adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

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

1472  Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68 on April - 15.  

1502  On April - 15 jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies  

1605  On this day in history boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies  

1607  On April - 15 cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78  

1610  Johan van Duivenoorde, mister of Warmond, dies at about 62 on April - 15.  

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