Saturday, April 15, 2017
History for April 15 - On-This-Day.com:
Leonardo da Vinci 1452 - Artist ("Mona Lisa," "The Last Supper"), Henry James 1843 - Author ("The Turn of the Screw," "The Portrait of a Lady"), Hans Conried 1917 - Actor ("Bus Stop," "Oh! God: Book 2")
Michael Ansara 1922, Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery 1933 - Actress ("Bewitched"), Emma Watson 1990 - Actress ("Harry Potter" movie series)
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.
1871 - "Wild Bill" Hickok became the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.
1880 - William Gladstone became Prime Minister of England.
1912 - The ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people survived.
1945 - During World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.
1952 - The first B-52 prototype was tested in the air.
1953 - Charlie Chaplin surrendered his U.S. re-entry permit rather than face proceedings by the U.S. Justice Department. Chaplin was accused of sympathizing with Communist groups.
1986 - U.S. F-111 warplanes attacked Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5, 1986.