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Historical Events In April - 15

Monday, 19 April 2021

1891  On this day in history stephen Albert Emery, composer, dies at 49  

1892  On April - 15 general Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY  

1894  Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs) on April - 15.  

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

1895  Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte) on this day in history.  

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  On April - 15 kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader  

1900  An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs on April - 15.  

1900  International Exposition opens in Paris on this day in history.  

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  On April - 15 pope Leo XIII encyclical "On the Church in the US"  

1902  On April - 15 pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"  

1903  Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16] on April - 15.  

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

1906  On this day in history 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 this day in history eden Ahbez, songwriter  

1909  Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo on April - 15.  

1910  On April - 15 taft is 1st pres to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game  

1910  On April - 15 lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)  

1911  On April - 15 jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St NYC  

1911  Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument) on April - 15.  

1911  Georg Knorr, German engineer, dies on this day in history.  

1912  A Massinger discovers asteroids #731 Sorga & #732 Tjilaki on this day in history.  

1912  Titanic sinks at 2 27 AM in North Atlantic as the band plays on on this day in history.  

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

1912  USS Chester and USS Salem sailed from MA to assist RMS Titanic survivors on April - 15.  

1912  On April - 15 titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on  

1912  On April - 15 kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94)  

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

1914  On this day in history john Gregory, dancer  

1915  On this day in history manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo," premieres in Madrid  

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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 this day in history birth of nanak, 1st guru of Sikhs  

1489  Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588) was born on this day in history.  

1552  On April - 15 birth of pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)  

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

1637  On April - 15 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  Death of Godwin, Earl of Wessex on April - 15.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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