THIS DAY IN HISTORY 15/04


This Day in History 15/04

APRIL 15TH

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1865 – Otto von Bismarck elevated to rank of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen

1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics

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

1964 – Ian Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia

1974 – Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed

1992 – The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

2010 – Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

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

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1800 – James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)

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

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1912 – Kim II Sung, Eternal President (“The Great Leader”) of North Korea (1945-94)

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

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FAMOUS DEATHS

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

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

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

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FAMOUS WEDDING

1978 – Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

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1989 – South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries

2006 – Miss Nigeria 2002 Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos

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