April 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1817 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 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.
- 1923 - Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
- 1947 - Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
- 2013 - Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing 3 people and injuring 264 others.
- 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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