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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  Challenger moves to launch pad on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history e Bowell discovers asteroids #3527 McCord & #3663  

1985  On April - 15 geoff Smith wins his 2nd straight Boston Marathon  

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  Tim McIntire actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history uS air raids Libya, respondings to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing  

1986  Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81  

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

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 this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois  

1989  On this day in history charles Vanel, dies at 96  

1990  On April - 15 "In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV  

1990  On this day in history greta Garbo actress, dies at 84  

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

1991  On this day in history david Lean director (Dr Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 83  

1991  On April - 15 former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglarly  

1991  Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week on this day in history.  

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  On April - 15 william Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Bradcasters Hall of Fame  

2001  On this day in history natalie Rasmussen gets a new car from her parents in Yorba Linda  

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

2013  3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on this day in history.  

2017  On April - 15 suicide car bomb targets buses carrying Syrian evacuees at Rashidin, 126 killed including 70 children  

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  Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof Learn More >> on this day in history.  

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  Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary was born on this day in history.  

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

1489  On April - 15 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 April - 15.  

1637  On this day in history 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  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  Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

1605  On this day in history boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies  

1607  On this day in history cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78  

1610  On April - 15 johan van Duivenoorde, mister of Warmond, dies at about 62  

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