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Historical Events In April - 15

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

1892  General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY on this day in history.  

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 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  On April - 15 marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)  

1898  On this day in history 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 April - 15.  

1901  1st British motorized burial on April - 15.  

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

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

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

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

1906  On April - 15 the Armenian organization AGBU is established.  

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  Eden Ahbez, songwriter on this day in history.  

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

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

1910  On this day in history lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1914  John Gregory, dancer on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1641  On April - 15 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 this day in history adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1415  Death of Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian on April - 15.  

1472  Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

1605  Boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies on this day in history.  

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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