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Notable Historical Events for April 15th

1911Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

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

1534Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII

1729Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" premieres in Leipzig

1947Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

1945FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home

1959Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

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

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

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

April 15th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 15th

1908Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

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

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

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

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

1982Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

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

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

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

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

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

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