History April 15th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1205 - Battle at Adrianople: Bulgaria beats Emp Boudouin of Constantinople
    1250 - Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova Spain to build a synagogue
    1450 - French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years' War
    1493 - Columbus meets with King Ferdinand and Isabella
    1621 - Hugo the Great arrives in France
    1689 - French king Louis XIV declares war on Spain
    1738 - Bottle opener invented
    1800 - James Ross discovers North Magnetic pole
    1817 - 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)
    1850 - City of San Francisco incorporated
    1861 - Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by Pres Lincoln
    1865 - Pres Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater
    1877 - 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass
    1878 - Harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap
    1892 - General Electric Company, forms and is incorporated in NY
    1895 - Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)
    1900 - An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs
    1910 - Taft is 1st pres to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
    1912 - Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on
    1922 - Banting, MacLeod and Best discover insulin
    1923 - Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics
    1941 - 1st helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Ct
    1945 - FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home
    1948 - 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
    1952 - 1st B-52 prototype test flight
    1952 - Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
    1959 - Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour
    1962 - US national debt above $300,000,000,000
    1964 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world's longest)
    1969 - North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea
    1973 - Walt Disney Story opens
    1982 - Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, and landscape display
    1983 - Tokyo Disneyland opens
    1985 - S Africa will repeal sex and marriage laws against whites and non-whites
    1986 - US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing
    1988 - Meteorite explode above Indonesia
    1989 - Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
    1991 - Europe foreign ministers lift most remaining sanctions against S Afr