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April 15: This Day That Year

April 15

- 1452 - Birthday: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, scientist & visionary, born in Vinci, Florence, Italy (age 67, died May 2, 1519).

- 1469 - Birthday: Guru Nanak, 1st Sikh Guru, born in Rai-Bhoi-Di-Talwandi, Punjab, Pakistan (age 70, died September 22 1539).

- 1738 - Bottle opener invented.

- 1793 - £5 note issued by Bank of England.

- 1850 - USA: City of San Francisco incorporated.

- 1865 - Abraham Lincoln dies after he was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington while attending the play "Our American Cousin".

- 1892 - General Electric incorporated in NY, USA.

- 1896 - Greece: First modern Olympic games close in Athens.

- 1912 - Birthday: Kim Il-sung, Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), born in Mangyongdae, Japanese Korea (age 82, died July 8, 1994).

- 1948 - India: Himachal Pradesh territory created.

- 1955 - Ray Kroc opens first McDonald's Inc. in Des Plaines, Illinois.

- 1965 - NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold.

- 1990 - Birthday: Emma Watson, English actress born in Paris, France.

- 2002 - 128 died when an Air China flight CA129 crashes due to heavy rain & fog near Busan, South Korea.

- 2012 - Pakistan: 400 Islamist Militants escape from a prison after an insurgent attack.

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