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Important Events Of April 15



1997    America On Line, begins service in Japan
1997    Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams
1997    Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte North Carolina on WXRC 95.7 FM
1996    "Apple Doesn't Fall" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 1 performance
1996    100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:15.9
1996    25th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:27:12.6
1994    Indians loses 1st game at Jacobs Field, Kansas City wins 2-1
1994    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson
1994    WMMS-FM's Jeff and Flash, and entire station staff, are fired
1992    Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion
1992    Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight
1992    Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation
1992    New York Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
1992    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
1991    "Secret Garden" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 706 performances
1991    20th Boston Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil of Poland in 2:24:18
1991    95th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:11:06
1991    East-Europe Bank forms in London
1991    Europe foreign ministers lift most remaining sanctions against South Africa
1991    Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglary
1991    Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898
1991    Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week
1991    Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road
1991    Ton Sijbrands improves world record blind checker games (15 wins)
1990    "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV
1990    Greenidge and Haynes make 298 opening stand (v Eng), their best
1989    95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England
1989    South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
1989    Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
1989    Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
1989    Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
1988    Meteorite exploded above Indonesia
1988    Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles," premieres in New York City
1987    "Barbara Cook: A Concert..." opens at Ambassador New York City for 13 performances
1987    Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy," premieres in New York City
1986    U.S. air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
1986    Viv Richards century off 56 balls vs. England in Antigua Test Cricket
1985    14th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 2:34:06
1985    89th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith of Great Britain in 2:14:05
1985    Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B mission
1985    South Africa will repeal sex and marriage laws against whites and non-whites
1984    "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 13 performances
1984    48th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277
1984    Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1984    Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
1984    U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983    Rangers 0-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1983    Tokyo Disneyland opens
1982    Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, and landscape display
1981    Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story
1979    43rd Golf Masters Championship: Fuzzy Zoeller wins, shooting a 280
1978    43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
1978    Great Britain performs nuclear test
1977    1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium
1976    Yankee stadium reopens, Yankees beat Twins after trailing 4-0
1975    1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
1975    Gabon amends constitution
1975    Penguins 3-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 2-0 lead
1974    3rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:47:11
1974    78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39
1974    Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed
1973    2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1973    Walt Disney Store opens
1972    Barbra Striesand, James Taylor, Carole King and Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President
1971    "70, Girls, 70" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 35 performances
1971    43rd Academy Awards - "Patton," George C Scott and Glenda Jackson win
1970    "Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 8 performances
1970    Libyan leader Gadaffi launches "Green Revolution"
1970    WMGZ TV channel 16 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, begins broadcasting
1970    WPSJ TV channel 14 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, begins broadcasting
1969    North Korea shoots at U.S. airplane above Japanese sea
1968    Houston Astros beat New York Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings
1967    "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 457 performances
1966    KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966    Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"
1965    James Baldwin's "Amen Corner," premieres in New York City
1965    NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
1964    Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest)
1964    Ian Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia
1963    "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 8 performances
1962    U.S. national debt above $300,000,000,000
1961    "Music Man" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 1375 performances
1960    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw U
1959    Fidel Castro begins U.S. goodwill tour
1959    U.S. Secretary of States John Foster Dulles resigns
1958    10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young and Jane Wyatt
1958    1st baseball game in California, San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-0
1957    Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
1957    KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957    Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million
1956    Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1955    Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants in Illinois
1955    U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1954    KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954    Orioles 1st game in Baltimore beat White Sox 3-1
1954    WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954    Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow
1953    Malans National Party wins South African elections
1953    WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952    1st B-52 prototype test flight
1952    Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
1952    Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
1952    U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1951    Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
1949    Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri
1948    1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
1948    Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created
1948    KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
1947    Jackie Robinson goes hitless in his major league debut
1947    Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio
1945    British Army liberates Belsen concentration camp
1945    British and Canadian troops liberate Nazi camp of Bergen-Belsen
1945    Franklin D. Roosevelt buried on grounds of Hyde Park home
1945    Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Communium interpretes dolorum
1945    U.S. troops occupy concentration camp Colditz
1943    Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase
1942    George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta
1941    1st helicopter flight of 1 hour duration, Stratford, Connecticut
1940    British troops land at Narvik, Norway
1939    Albert Lebrun elected president of France
1937    Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat New York Rangers, 3 games to 2
1931    1st walk across American backwards begins
1928    Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco forms
1927    Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 home runs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
1927    Switzerland and U.S.S.R. agree to diplomatic relations
1925    NHL's New York Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
1924    Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain Belgium, 1 dead
1924    WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
1923    1st sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (New York City)
1923    Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics
1922    Banting, MacLeod and Best discover insulin
1922    Poodle Dog Restaurant closes
1921    Black Friday- Labour Party strike of mine workers fails
1920    New Canadian small cent coin is released
1918    Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents
1915    Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo," premieres in Madrid
1915    New York Giant Rube Marquard no-hits Bkln, 2-0
1912    Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on
1911    Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St. New York City
1911    Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning
1910    Taft is 1st President to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
1909    Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo
1909    New York Giant Red Ames 2nd no-hitter, loses in 13 on a 7 hitter to Dodgers
1902    Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"
1901    1st British motorized burial
1900    An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hours
1900    International Exposition opens in Paris
1896    1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
1895    Josephine Blatt (U.S.) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)
1892    General Electric Company, forms and is incorporated in New York
1878    Harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap
1877    1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Massachusetts
1874    New York legislature passes compulsory education law
1870    Last day U.S. silver coins allow to circulate in Canada
1865    Otto von Bismarck elevated to earl
1864    General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas
1861    Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by President Lincoln
1853    Protestant church questions king Willem III RC bishops
1851    Earl G. Andrassy sentenced to death in Hungary
1850    City of San Francisco incorporated
1817    1st American school for the deaf opens in Hartford, Connecticut
1800    James Ross discovers North Magnetic pole
1793    Bank of England hands out 1st 5 pound note
1788    England, Netherlands and Prussia sign peace treaty
1784    1st balloon flight in Ireland
1776    Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy
1738    Bottle opener invented
1729    Johann S Bachs "Matthaus Passion" premieres in Leipzig
1716    Russian and Prussian troops occupy Wismar
1715    Uprising of Yamasse-indians in South Carolina
1697    Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden
1689    French king Louis XIV declares war on Spain
1654    England and Netherlands signs peace treaty
1632    Swedish and Saxon army beat Earl Tilly
1621    Hugo the Great arrives in France