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Top 10 April 15 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. An iceberg with a red streak of paint along its base was found on April 15, 1912, close to where the Titanic sank

  2. The day the Secret Service was created by Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1865, was also the day he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

  3. BMW released an ad on April 1st 2015 saying that they would give away a brand new BMW in exchange for any old car. Suspecting it to be another April Fools prank, no one showed up except one woman. She came in with her 15 year old station wagon and walked off with a £25000 BMW.

  4. In 2013, Wallace Hartley's violin was confirmed found in a British man's attic and was eventually sold at an auction for $1.7 million. Hartley is famous for leading the eight member band as the Titanic sank on 15 April 1912.

  5. In North Korea, it is the year 104. That’s based off of the Juche Calendar, introduced in 1997. Juche 1 is based on the year Kim Il-sung was born, April 15, 1912.

  6. In April of 2019, researchers on the island of Luzon, Phillipines, discovered a new extinct species of homonoids named Homo Luzonensis. This discovery marks the third time in the last 15 years that unexpected ancient human activity has been discovered in Southeast Asia.

  7. On April 15, 1940, Stravinsky’s unconventional major seventh chord in his arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner led to his arrest by the Boston police for violating a federal law that prohibited the reharmonization of the National Anthem.

  8. Female lays 3 to 4 eggs between the April and May. Incubation lasts 13 days. Young birds are ready to leave the nest 15 days after hatching.

  9. On the morning of April 16, 2013 a team of gunmen opened fire using sniper rifles and .30 caliber rounds on the Metcalf Transmission Substation in San Jose CA, severely damaging 17 transformers. The attack resulted in over $15 million worth of damage.

  10. On April 18, 1930, BBC had nothing to report for their 8:45 evening bulletin, so they said “there is no news” and played piano music for 15 minutes.

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Astronauts still have to file their taxes on April 15 every year -- even if they're floating in outer space. Some astronauts "file an extension pre-flight, or their spouse handles filing the taxes"

The record for the most snowfall in the United States in a 24 hour period occurred in 1921, in Silver Lake, Colorado. 75.8 inches fell between April 14 and April 15.

Female lays 5 to 7 bluish eggs in the second half of April. Both parents take part in the incubation of eggs (that lasts 15 days) and provide food for their chicks.

James Cameron changed the night sky image for Titanic's 3-D release to reflect the true star field on April 15, 1912 at 4:20 am, after receiving an email from Neil deGrasse Tyson chiding him for using mirrored and incorrect constellations.

The US Coast Guard International Ice Patrol was founded after the sinking of the Titanic, and returns every April 15 to drop bouquets of flowers at the site of the disaster.

Residents in a select few states (MA, ME, CT, ND, and WI) have an effective tax deadline of up to 4 days beyond April 15, due to Patriots Day observed in those states and Emancipation Day observed in DC.

The westernmost battle of the American Civil War was fought in Arizona. The battle of Picacho Peak happened on April 15, 1862 about 50 miles northwest of Tucson. It was a Confederate victory.

Her accomplishment went largely unnoticed because the sinking of the Titanic on April 15 filled the newspapers of the day.

Kim Il Sung the 1st president/dictator of North Korea was born on the same day that HMS Titanic sank - 15 April, 1912

Thailand has an annual water festival between April 13 and April 15. This festival features non stop water fights.

On 26 April 1971 a United States Air Force (USAF) SR-71 Blackbird jet crewed by "Lt. Col. Thomas B. Estes, USAF, aircraft commander, and Maj. Dewain C. Vick, USAF, reconnaissance systems officer, made a record-breaking 15,000-mile nonstop flight, at times attaining speeds in excess of Mach 3."

A California power transformer station was attacked by anonymous men in April 2013, who caused $15 million in damages, and have never been caught. Military experts said it looked like a "professional job."

That, On April 15, the biggest happening took place, 1. Death of Abraham Lincoln 2.The sinking of Titanic. 3. Boston Marathon Bombing. 4. The Hillsborough disaster (96 deaths). 5.Notre Dame Cathedral Fire.

The film Phone Booth was originally due to be released on November 15, 2002. However, in October, 2002, the Beltway sniper attacks occurred in the Washington, DC area and due to its striking similarity to the film plot the movie was delayed & later released in theaters on April 2, 2003.

For almost 23 years (May 1, 1795 to April 12, 1818) the U.S. flag had 15 stripes. It was the flag written about in "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the only time the U.S. flag did not have 13 stripes.

On April 15, Tobacco companies have to pay $9 Billion to state governments, each and every year, forever, because of a 1998 legal settlement

Kim Il-sung, first leader and founder of North Korea, was born on April 15, 1912; the exact day the Titanic sank

The same crew flew on the Space Shuttle twice three months. Equipment failure caused STS-83 in April 1997 to return to Earth after three days instead of 15. NASA decided to send the same vehicle and payloads back up in July as STS-94, giving its crew an additional trip to space.

Harold Fairweather (born 15 April 1920) is, at the age of 97 years, the oldest person with a living parent(AKA the oldest living person).

The westernmost battle of the American Civil War was fought in Arizona. The battle of Picacho Peak happened on on April 15, 1862 about 50 miles northwest of Tucson. It was ultimately a Union victory.

Esther Hart wrote the only known letter to be on board the Titanic on April 15,1912. It was found in her husbands jacket that he placed on their daughter while helping them into a lifeboat. “You hold Mommy’s hand and be a good little girl” were the final words they would ever hear from him.

North Korea's most prestigious writers' group, the April 15 Literary Production Unit, writes literature praising the heroism of North Korean leaders, including one in which Rosalyn Carter falls in love with Great Leader Kim Il Sung and another where Bill Clinton cowers under the sheets in fear

On April 18, 1930, BBC had nothing to report for their 8:45 evening bulletin, so they said “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news” and played piano music for 15 minutes.

On April 18, 1930, BBC had nothing to report for their evening bulletin, so they said "there is no news today” and played piano music for 15 minutes.

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