April 15 holidays in 2023
National Take a Wild Guess Day
National Rubber Eraser Day
National Titanic Remembrance Day
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
National Auctioneers Day
April 15 2022 holidays
April 15 2024 holidays
Historical Events on April 15
The first American school for deaf students – the American School for the Deaf – is established in Hartford, Connecticut by Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet.
United States’ President Abraham Lincoln asks for 75,000 volunteers to put down the insurrection that was afflicting the country. That insurrection soon turned into the American Civil War.
After being shot the previous day by John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln dies. Upon his death, U.S Vice President Andrew Johnson is sworn is as President.
E (the General Electric Co.) is formed on this day.
Filipino guerrillas start a 4-day siege on Catubig in the Philippines.
2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting an iceberg, the RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m. Out of 2,227 people, 1,517 people will perish and only 710 will survive.
A resolution is introduced by U.S Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming to investigate a secret land deal. This investigation will lead to the discovery of the Teapot Dome Scandal.
Insulin becomes available to diabetics.
The first road atlas is published by Rand McNally.
King George VI awards the George Cross to the Island fortress of Malta and to the people who defended it.
Allied forces liberate the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.
Ray Kroc opens a McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is created. It’s one of the principal organization of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
Famous Birthdays on April 15
Italian painter, sculptor and architect, Leonardo da Vinci is born in
American painter Charles Willson Peale is born in
French-Polish teacher Nicolas Chopin is born in
Russian physicist, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Nikolay Semyonov is born in
English-American actor John Williams is born in
Armenian-American painter and illustrator, Arshile Gorky is born in
American actress Lita Grey is born in
American actress Elizabeth Montgomery is born in
American physician, biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Lefkowitz is born in
American actress Amy Wright is born in
English actress Emma Thompson is born in
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