15 April

15 April

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 15th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 15th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World Art Day
  • National Take a Wild Guess Day
  • International Microvolunteering Day
  • National ASL Day

Historic Events

1989: Fans were crushed during the Hillsborough disaster where 96 people died and 776 were injured after overcrowding due to confusion and mismanagement at a football match, 15th April 1989,

1989: Fans were crushed during the Hillsborough disaster where 96 people died and 776 were injured after overcrowding due to confusion and mismanagement at a football match, 15th April 1989,

1955: McDonald’s restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois in 1955.

1945: Recently released Jewish prisoner attacks a German guard in 1945

Recently released Jewish prisoner attacks a German guard in 1945

1931: During a London County Council election campaign run, Mickey Mouse is showing on a small screen in a city street.

1931 – During a London County Council election campaign run, Mickey Mouse is showing on a small screen in a city street.

1912: On 15th April at 2:20 AM, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and half hours before.

1912: On 15th April at 2:20 AM, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and half hours before.

1689: French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain in 1689.

1450: French defeated the English at the Battle of Formigny in the 100 Years’ War in 1450.

Famous Birthdays

  • Leonardo Da Vinci was born.
  • Emma Watson was born.
  • Guru Nanak was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Abhraham Lincoln died.
  • Edward Smith died.
  • Brian Dennehy died.

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