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Importance of 15th April in History

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1999
Death of Harvey Postlethwaite, British Formula One racing car engineer
Great Britain
1998
Death of Fred Davis, British snooker player .
Great Britain
1998
Death of Pol Pot, Cambodian leader of the Khmer Rouge .
Cambodia
1989
Hillsborough disaster: 96 people were killed in a crush of football fans at the Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, UK
Great Britain
1988
Death of Kenneth Williams, British actor and comedian .
Great Britain
1984
Death of Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedy magician
Great Britain
1983
Death of Corrie ten Boom, Dutch writer and Holocaust survivor .
Netherlands
1933
Birth of Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (‘Bewitched’) .
United States
1912
The 'unsinkable' Titanic sinks on maiden voyage – loss of 1,513 lives
Great Britain
1858
Birth of Émile Durkheim, French sociologist .
France
1843
Birth of Henry James, American writer
United States
1809
Birth of Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and linguist who developed linear algebra and several new vector methods
Germany
1800
Birth of James Clark Ross, Antarctic explorer
Great Britain
1793
£5 notes first issued by the Bank of England
Great Britain
1755
Dr Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is first published.
Great Britain
1659
Death of Simon Dach, Prussian poet and hymn writer
Germany
1649
Cromwell Declares England a Commonwealth
Great Britain
1469
Birth of Guru Nanak Dev, first of the ten Sikh Gurus
India
1452
Birth of Leonardo da Vinci
Italy
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