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Notable Historical Events for April 15th

1689French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain

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

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

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

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

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

1959Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

1965James Baldwin's "Amen Corner" premieres in NYC

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 15th

1908Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

1982Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1888Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

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

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