Today in History, English
Today in History, English

43711April 15Death2015 – Jonathan Crombie, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1966)
43712April 15Death2015 – Barbara Strauch, American journalist and author (b. 1951)
43713April 15Death2015 – Surya Bahadur Thapa, Nepalese politician, 24th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1928)
43714April 15Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Abbo II of MetzFather Damien Day (Hawaii)HunnaMarianne Cope (Episcopal Church (United States))Paternus of AvranchesApril 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
43715April 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Sechseläuten can fall, while April 21 is the latest celebrated on the third Monday in April. (Zürich)
43716April 15Holiday and observanceFordicidia (Roman Empire)
43717April 15Holiday and observanceHillsborough Disaster Memorial (Anfield at Liverpool)
43718April 15Holiday and observanceJackie Robinson Day (Major League Baseball)
43719April 15Holiday and observanceKim Il-sung’s Birthday (North Korea)
43720April 15Holiday and observanceLatest day on which New Year festivals in South and Southeast Asian cultures can fall. (see April 14)
43721April 15Holiday and observanceTax Day, the official deadline for filing an individual tax return (or requesting an extension). (United States, Philippines)
43722April 15Holiday and observanceUniversal Day of Culture (International)
43723April 15Holiday and observanceWorld Art Day (International)
43724April 16Event1457 BC – Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.
43725April 16Event73 – Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt.
43726April 16Event1346 – Dušan the Mighty is proclaimed Emperor, with the Serbian Empire occupying much of the Balkans.
43727April 16Event1520 – The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V.
43728April 16Event1521 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther's first appearance before the Diet of Worms to be examined by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the other estates of the empire.
43729April 16Event1582 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
43730April 16Event1746 – The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobites and the British Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in Scotland. After the battle many highland traditions were banned and the Highlands of Sco
43731April 16Event1780 – The University of Münster in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.
43732April 16Event1799 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor: Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
43733April 16Event1818 – The United States Senate ratifies the Rush–Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
43734April 16Event1847 – The accidental shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand land wars.
43735April 16Event1853 – The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
43736April 16Event1858 – The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
43737April 16Event1862 – American Civil War: Battle at Lee's Mills in Virginia.
43738April 16Event1862 – American Civil War: The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law.
43739April 16Event1863 – American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg: Ships led by Union Admiral David Dixon Porter move through heavy Confederate artillery fire on approach to Vicksburg, Mississippi.
43740April 16Event1881 – In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.

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