11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 15th April

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1452 - Leonardo da Vinci is born

2. 1865 - Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

3. 1912 - Titanic hit the iceberg that would sink her the next morning

4. 1953 - Buenos Aires - six people are killed by a bomb at a rally addressed by President Peron

5. 1977 - Roman Polanski, the director of China Town and Rosemary's Baby, pleads innocence to charge of drug rape of 13-year-old girl

6. 1989 - 96 football supporters are killed in Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster at Hillsborough

7. 1990 - Harry Potter actress Emma Watson is born 

8. 1998 - Cambodia's Pol Pot dies at the age of 73.

9. 2002 - Hugo Chávez returns as President of Venezuela after being forced out of office two days previously

10. 2010 - Barack Obama says that it is likely that astronauts will be sent to orbit Mars by the mid-2030's

11. 2012 - The new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un makes his first major public speech during a celebration of the centenary of the birth of the country's founder

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