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Notable Historical Events for April 15th

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

1959Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

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

1689French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain

1945FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home

19732nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

195810th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 15th

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

1875James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

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

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

1982Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

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

1908Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

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

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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

1888Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

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

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

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

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