What events happened on this day in history? April 15th
On this day in history:
April 15th 1865 - US President Abraham Lincoln died. Cause of death - Assassination.
April 15th 1952 - Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
April 15th 1955 - The first McDonalds Inc restaurant was opened by Ray Krok in Illinois.
April 15th 1988 - Meteorite explodes above Indonesia
April 15th 2010 - Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe
April 15th 2019 - Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof.
April 15th 2020 - More than 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 confirmed worldwide. More than 134,000 deaths confirmed worldwide as a result of the coronavirus - COVID-19. It is believed there are a lot more that have not been reported.