- 1817 - The first American school for the deaf was opened in Hartford, CT.
- 1850 - The city of San Francisco was incorporated.
- 1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.
- 1892 - The General Electric Company was organized.
- 1899 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Portland Cement Company.
- 1912 - The ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people survived.
- 1923 - Insulin became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
- 1945 - During World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.
- 1952 - The first B-52 prototype was tested in the air.
- 1994 - The World Trade Organization was established.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
History for April 15
History for April 15 - On-This-Day.com