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April 15th, 2002 (April 15 2002)EventAn Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
April 15th, 1997 (April 15 1997)EventFire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.
April 15th, 1994 (April 15 1994)EventRepresentatives of 124 countries and the European Communities sign the Marrakesh Agreements revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and initiating the World Trade Organization (effective January 1, 1995).
April 15th, 1992 (April 15 1992)EventThe National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
April 15th, 1989 (April 15 1989)EventHillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of football club Sheffield Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool FC fans.
April 15th, 1989 (April 15 1989)EventUpon Hu Yaobang s death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in the People s Republic of China.
April 15th, 1986 (April 15 1986)EventThe United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
April 15th, 1984 (April 15 1984)EventBritish comedian Tommy Cooper suffers a massive heart attack while live on TV.
April 15th, 1979 (April 15 1979)EventA disastrous earthquake (of M 7.1) on Montenegro coast. Media:http://lemnos.geo.auth.gr/~zroum/Albania/Albania.htm[1]
April 15th, 1967 (April 15 1967)EventScotland defeats rival England 3-2 at Wembley Stadium, causing the Scots fans to jokingly claim their side as "Unofficial world Champions", creating the phenomenon of the Unofficial Football World Championships.
April 15th, 1957 (April 15 1957)EventWhite Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
April 15th, 1955 (April 15 1955)EventRay Kroc opens his first franchise of McDonald s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.
April 15th, 1952 (April 15 1952)EventThe maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress
April 15th, 1947 (April 15 1947)EventJackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball s color line.
April 15th, 1945 (April 15 1945)EventThe Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated.
April 15th, 1943 (April 15 1943)EventAn Allied bomber attack misses the Minerva automobile factory and hits the Belgian town of Mortsel instead, killing 936 civilians.
April 15th, 1942 (April 15 1942)EventGeorge Cross is awarded to "to the island fortress of Maltaits people and defenders" by King George VI.
April 15th, 1941 (April 15 1941)EventIn the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) attack Belfast, Northern Ireland killing one thousand people.
April 15th, 1940 (April 15 1940)EventThe Allies begin their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which is occupied by Nazi Germany.
April 15th, 1924 (April 15 1924)EventRand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
April 15th, 1923 (April 15 1923)EventInsulin becomes generally available for use by diabetics.
April 15th, 1920 (April 15 1920)EventAnarchists Sacco and Vanzetti allegedly murder two security guards while robbing a shoe store.
April 15th, 1912 (April 15 1912)EventThe British passenger liner, the RMS Titanic, sinks in the North Atlantic, after hitting an iceberg two and a half hours earlier, the previous day.
April 15th, 1906 (April 15 1906)EventThe Armenian organization AGBU is established.
April 15th, 1892 (April 15 1892)EventThe General Electric Company is formed.
April 15th, 1865 (April 15 1865)EventAbraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Johnson is then sworn in as the 17th President of the United States.Andrew Johnson Quotes
April 15th, 1802 (April 15 1802)EventWilliam Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.William Wordsworth Quotes
April 15th, 1783 (April 15 1783)EventPreliminary articles of peace ending Revolutionary War ratified.
April 15th, 1755 (April 15 1755)EventSamuel Johnson s A Dictionary of the English Language published in London.Samuel Johnson Quotes
April 15th, 1738 (April 15 1738)EventPremiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.George Frideric Handel Quotes
April 15th, 1715 (April 15 1715)EventPocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
April 15th, 1632 (April 15 1632)EventBattle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years War.
April 15th, 1450 (April 15 1450)EventBattle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.

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