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This is a list of selected April 15 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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Father Damien Day in Hawaii; refimprove section
1715 – The Yamasee War between colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes began. refimprove section
1755A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson was first published, becoming one of the most influential dictionaries in the history of English. refimprove section
1922 – U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick introduced a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which led to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal. refimprove section
1936 – The Great Arab Revolt in the British Mandate for Palestine began when unknown assailants attacked a convoy of trucks and killed two of the Jewish drivers. unreferenced section
1941Second World War: Two hundred bombers of the German Luftwaffe attacked Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing about 1,000 people and rendering roughly 100,000 others homeless. needs more footnotes
1955 – American restaurateur Ray Kroc opened the ninth McDonald's franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois, an occasion considered to be the founding of the present corporation. globalize, expansion
1986 – U.S. armed forces began bombing Libya to try to reduce that country's ability to support international terrorism. refimprove section
1989 – The death of former Chinese General Secretary Hu Yaobang triggered a series of events that led to the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing. refimprove section

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April 15: Day of the Sun in North Korea; Patriots' Day in various U.S. states (2019); Tax Day in the United States (2019)

The Titanic's sinking, as depicted by Willy Stöwer
The Titanic's sinking, as depicted by Willy Stöwer

Richard Poore (d. 1237) · Wilhelm Busch (b. 1832) · Arsenio Lacson (d. 1962)

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