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This Day in History: April 15

April 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1817 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
  2. 1912 - The British passenger linerRMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlanticat 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive.
  3. 1923 - Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
  4. 1947 - Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
  5. 2013 - Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing 3 people and injuring 264 others.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, sculptor, and architect), Leonhard Euler (Swiss mathematician and physicist), Johannes Stark (German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Corrie ten Boom (Dutch-American author and Holocaust survivor), Nikolaas Tinbergen (Dutch ethologist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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