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Historical Events In April - 15

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1984  On April - 15 tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61  

1985  On April - 15 challenger moves to launch pad  

1985  E Bowell discovers asteroids #3527 McCord & #3663 on this day in history.  

1985  Geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon on April - 15.  

1986  On April - 15 american warplanes bomb Tripoli, Libya, in retaliation for Libyan terrorism  

1986  On April - 15 operation Eldorado Canyon, Navy aircraft from USS America (CV-66) and USS Coral Sea (CV-43) attack Libya in conjunction with USAF aircraft after Libya linked to terrorist bombing of West  

1986  Tim McIntire actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42 on April - 15.  

1986  US air raids Libya, respondings to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing on this day in history.  

1986  Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75 on April - 15.  

1988  On April - 15 hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81  

1989  On April - 15 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England  

1989  Hu Yaobang general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies on April - 15.  

1989  South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries on this day in history.  

1989  On April - 15 then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois  

1989  On April - 15 charles Vanel, dies at 96  

1990  On this day in history "In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV  

1990  Greta Garbo actress, dies at 84 on April - 15.  

1990  On this day in history greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84  

1991  David Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83 on April - 15.  

1991  Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglarly on this day in history.  

1991  On April - 15 maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week  

1992  On April - 15 billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion  

1992  On April - 15 jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight  

1992  On April - 15 lincoln Hospital in the Bronx loses its accreditation  

1992  NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches the most NHL games (1,438) on April - 15.  

1992  On this day in history william Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Bradcasters Hall of Fame  

2001  Natalie Rasmussen gets a new car from her parents in Yorba Linda on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history at least twenty one people die and around fifty people are injured in a devastating fire at a hotel in central Paris.  

2012  400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack on April - 15.  

2013  On April - 15 3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon  

2017  Suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children on this day in history.  

2019  Aretha Franklin posthumously receives the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor, first individual woman to win it since 1930 on this day in history.  

2019  On April - 15 paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof Learn More >>  

2019  During Holy Week, a major fire engulfs Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, resulting in the roof and main spire collapsing on April - 15.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1452  Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary was born on April - 15.  

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

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

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  On April - 15 birth of valentin Molitor, composer  

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

1220  Adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies on April - 15.  

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  Jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies on this day in history.  

1605  On April - 15 boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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