Today in History for 15th April 2022

Historical Events

1205 – Battle at Adrianople: Bulgaria beats Emp Boudouin of Constantinople
1715 – Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
1915 – Manuel de Falla’s ballet “El Amor Brujo” premieres in Madrid
1931 – 1st backwards walk across American begins
1945 – FDR buried in grounds of Hyde Park home
2013 – 117th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia men’s winner in 2:10:22; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins women’s section in 2:26:25

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Famous Birthdays

1710 – Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, born in Brussels, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1770)
1821 – Joseph E. Brown, American attorney and politician (42nd Governor of Georgia), born in Pickens, South Carolina (d. 1894)
1921 – Georgy Beregovoy, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 3), born in Fedorivka, Poltava Oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1995)
1942 – Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, born in Tyrone, Missouri (d. 2006)
1943 – Hugh Thompson Jr., American Vietnam War veteran who played a major role in ending the 1968 My Lai massacre, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2006)
1984 – Rodney Carney, NBA athlete

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Famous Deaths

1765 – Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scholar and poet, dies at 53
1911 – Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains), dies at 51
1948 – Manuel Roxas, 5th President of the Philippines (1946-48), dies of heart attack at 56
1983 РGyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
1994 – Walter Clegg, British politician, dies at 73
2020 – Brian Dennehy, American actor (Cocoon, Death of a Salesman), dies at 81

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