Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (Week 17)

April 15 in History

What happened on April 15 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 15 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 15 in history.

1986
U.S. warplanes attack Libya.
1971
North Vietnamese troops ambush a company of Delta Raiders from the 101st Airborne Division near Fire Support Base Bastogne in Vietnam. The American troops are on a rescue mission.
1960
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizes at Shaw University.
1959
Cuban leader Fidel Castro begins a U.S. goodwill tour.
1955
Ray Kroc starts the McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants.
1952
President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty.
1948
Arab forces are defeated in battle with Israeli forces.
1945
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.
1940
French and British troops land at Narvik, Norway.
1923
Insulin becomes generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
1923
The first sound films shown to a paying audience are exhibited at the Rialto Theater in New York City.
1917
British forces defeat the Germans at the Battle of Arras.
1912
With her band playing on the deck, the ocean liner Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic.
1871
‘Wild Bill’ Hickok becomes the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.
1865
Abraham Lincoln dies from John Wilkes Booth‘s assassination bullet.
1861
President Lincoln mobilizes Federal army.
1858
At the Battle of Azimghur, the Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists.
1813
U.S. troops under James Wilkinson lay siege to the Spanish-held city of Mobile in future state of Alabama.
1784
The first balloon is flown in Ireland.
1755
English lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson publishes his Dictionary of the English Language.

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