15 April It Happened Today
1452 Birth of Leonardo da Vinci.
1753 Dr Samuel Johnson publishes his dictionary.
1764 Death of French King Louis XVI’s mistress, Madame de Pompadour.
1865 Andrew Jackson is sworn in as American president following Lincoln’s assassination.
1945 Looted Nazi paintings and other art are discovered in an Austrian mineshaft.
1955 The first McDonalds hamburger restaurant opens.
1998 Death of the former dictator of Kampuchea (Cambodia), Pol Pot.