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Notable Historical Events for April 15th

1945FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home

19732nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

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

1992William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

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

1955Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants (Illinois)

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

1972Barbra Striesand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

1738Premiere in London of "Serse", an Italian opera by George Frederic Handel.

1534Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII

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Notable Birthdays on April 15th

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

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

1982Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

1908Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

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)

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

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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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Notable Deaths on April 15th

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

1990Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

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

1888Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

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