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Historical Events In April - 15

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

1891  Stephen Albert Emery, composer, dies at 49 on April - 15.  

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

1894  On this day in history elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)  

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

1895  Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte) on April - 15.  

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

1898  Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly) on April - 15.  

1898  Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader on April - 15.  

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

1900  On this day in history international Exposition opens in Paris  

1901  On April - 15 1st British motorized burial  

1901  Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46) on April - 15.  

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

1902  On this day in history pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"  

1903  On this day in history erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]  

1906  The Armenian organization AGBU is established on April - 15.  

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 April - 15.  

1908  On April - 15 eden Ahbez, songwriter  

1909  Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo on this day in history.  

1910  Taft is 1st pres to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game on April - 15.  

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

1911  Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St NYC on April - 15.  

1911  On this day in history jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)  

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

1912  On this day in history a Massinger discovers asteroids #731 Sorga & #732 Tjilaki  

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

1912  On this day in history titanic sinks... A slew of bad movies follow  

1912  On April - 15 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 April - 15.  

1912  Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94) on this day in history.  

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

1914  John Gregory, dancer on April - 15.  

1915  Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo," premieres in Madrid on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1452  On April - 15 birth of leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary  

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

1489  On this day in history birth of sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)  

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

1588  On this day in history birth of claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist  

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

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

1646  King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

1415  On April - 15 death of manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian  

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

1502  Jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies on April - 15.  

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

1607  Cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78 on this day in history.  

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

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