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.

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