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