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Historical Events In April - 15

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1984  On this day in history tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61  

1985  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  On this day in history tim McIntire actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42  

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

1986  On April - 15 jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75  

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 this day in history.  

1989  South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries on April - 15.  

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

1989  Charles Vanel, dies at 96 on this day in history.  

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

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

1990  Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84 on April - 15.  

1991  On April - 15 david Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83  

1991  On this day in history former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglarly  

1991  On this day in history maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week  

1992  Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion on April - 15.  

1992  Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight on April - 15.  

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

1992  On April - 15 nY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches the most NHL games (1,438)  

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

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

2005  At least twenty one people die and around fifty people are injured in a devastating fire at a hotel in central Paris on April - 15.  

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

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

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 April - 15.  

2019  On this day in history 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 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  On April - 15 birth of pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)  

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 this day in history birth of robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)  

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

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 April - 15.  

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

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