April 15 in History – What happened on 15 April in Past

15 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 15, the day number in a year is 105 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 106. April 15 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 15 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
769The Lateran Council concluded proceedings intended to rectify abuses in the papal electoral process that had led to the elevation of the Antipope Constantine II and Philip.
1071Norman forces, under the command of Robert Guiscard, conquered the city of Bari, the capital of the Catenation of Italy.
1469Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born.
1638A rebellion by Catholic Japanese peasants in Shimabara over increased taxes was put down by the Tokugawa shogunate, resulting in greater enforcement of the policy of national seclusion.
1715The Yakay War in South Carolina began with the Pokolago Massacre.
1716Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupied the German control of Sweden at the port of Wismar.
1726Newton William told the Supreme P Isaac Stackley about his theory of gravity.
1729The "St. Matthew Passion" inaugurated in the city of Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach.
1738Serse, an opera by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel loosely based on Xerxes I of Persia, premiered in London.
1755A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson was first published, becoming one of the most influential dictionaries in the history of English.
1755Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in London.
1802English poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Encountered a 'long belt' of daffodils, inspiring him to pen his most famous work, 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'.
1817The first school in the US opened for deaf children.
1820King William-I of Württemberg married his cousin Pauline Therese in Stuttgart.
1840King's College Hospital opened in London.
1847Lawrence School Sanwar was established.
1858Battle of Azimghur, defeated Mexican Spanish.
1877The University of Tokyo was officially established in Japan.
1892The General Electric Company was established in New York.
1912The passenger liner RMS Titanic sank about two hours and forty minutes after colliding with an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people.
1922US Senator John B. Kendrick introduced a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which led to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.
1922The great Poodle Dog restaurant closed in San Francisco.
1923Insulin became available in the market for people suffering from diabetes.
1927Torrential rains caused the Mississippi River to break out of its levee system in 145 places, causing the worst flooding in the history of the United States.
1927Switzerland and the then Soviet Union agreed to forge diplomatic relations.
1947Jackie Robinson, the first African American to break the baseball color line, played his first game in Major League Baseball.
1952The B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered, strategic bomber operated by the United States Air Force for most of the aircraft's history, made its first flight.
1958On Walter O'Malley's initiative, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants played in the first Major League Baseball game in the US West Coast.
1966The death of painter Nandlal Bose.
1986U.S. armed forces began bombing Libya to try to reduce the country's ability to support international terrorism.
1989The death of former Chinese General Secretary Hu Yaobang triggered a series of events that led to the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing.
1989A human crush during an FA Cup semi-final match betweenLiverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, caused 96 deaths, the most of any stadium-related disaster in British history.
1991Secret Garden' opens at St. James Theater New York City for 706 performances.
199120th Boston Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil of Poland in 2:24:18
1992William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
1994India loses the 1st game at Jacobs Field, Kanas city won by 2-1.1991-Nepalese Congress party won the general elections.
1994After the establishment of the World Trade Organization, 123 countries signed its agreement.
1995At a GATT ministerial meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco,representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities signed an agreement to establish the World Trade Organization.
1996“Apple Doesn’t Fall” closes at Lyceum Theatre New York City. It was closed after 1 performance.
1996100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:12.6.
1998Frederick Lange, popularly known as Thampi Guru, passed away.
1999Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari were sentenced to five years in prison for alleged kickbacks in government contracts.
2002Air CHINA Flight 129 crashes into a mountain near Pusan in Korea, taking the life of 128 people.
2002China's plane crashed in South Keria, 128 dead.
2004LTTE militant V. Muralitharan associated with the Rajiv Gandhi assassination was killed in Colombo.
2012Ceremonies and special events marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic are help around the world.
2012China allows the Yuan to fluctuate up to 1% from 0.5%, in trading against the U.S. dollar.
2012400 terrorists escaped after an attack on a Pakistani prison.
2013Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two pressure cooker bombs during the running of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others.
2013Nicolas Maduro became the President of Venezuela.
2014Google publicly offers Google Glass for the first time in a one-day online sale at $1,500 apiece.

Famous Birthdays of April 15:

YearName / Profession / Country
1958Sir Robert Smith / Politician / Scotland
1856Jean Moréas / Poet / Greece
1984Cam Janssen / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1921Angelo DiGeorge / Physician / United States of America
1940Willie Davis / Actor / United States of America
1898Harry Edward / Sprinter / United Kingdom
1832Wilhelm Busch / Poet / Germany
1912William Congdon / Painter / United States of America
1960Pierre Aubry / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1980Willie Mason / Rugby Player / Australia
1642Suleiman II / Sultan / Turkey
1919Arjan Singh / Pilot / India
1452Leonardo da Vinci / Painter / Italy
1878Robert Walser / Author / Switzerland
1991Javier Fernández López / Figure Skater / Spain
1971Jason Sehorn / Footballer / United States of America
1947Cristina Husmark Pehrsson / Politician / Sweden
1889A. Philip Randolph / Activist / United States of America
1981Andrés D'Alessandro / Footballer / Argentina
1921Georgy Beregovoy / Pilot / Russia
1904Arshile Gorky / Painter / United States of America
1959Kevin Lowe / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1983Ilya Kovalchuk / Ice Hockey Player / Russia
1974Mike Quinn / Footballer / United States of America
1979David Brand / Politician / Australia
1920Godfrey Stafford / Academic / United Kingdom
1452Leonardo Da Vinci / Scientist / Italy 
1999Denis Shapovalov / Tennis Player / Canada
1931Tomas Tranströmer / Poet / Sweden
1951Marsha Ivins / Engineer / United States of America

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