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Notable Historical Events for April 15th

1959Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

1997Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

1493-20/4 Barcelona] Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Isabella

1991Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

1927Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)

1689French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain

1965James Baldwin's "Amen Corner" premieres in NYC

1534Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII

1865Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Count of Bismarck-Sch├Ânhausen

19732nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

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Notable Birthdays on April 15th

1908Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

1933Elizabeth Montgomery, Los Angeles California, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched)

1982Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

1452Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary

1943Robert Lefkowitz, NYC, New York, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry)

1990Emma Watson, Paris, France, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series)

1875James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

1894Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)

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Notable Weddings on April 15th

1978Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

1953Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

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April 15th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on April 15th

1888Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

1980Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

1865Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56

1948Philippine president Manuel Roxas, dies of heart attack at 56

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