RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912.
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Today in History in 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot while attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre; in 1912 the RMS Titanic sank at 2:27 a.m. off of Newfoundland as the band played on; and in 1945 FDR was buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1493 - -20/4 Barcelona] Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Isabella
1534 - Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII
1755 - Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London.
1802 - William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud".
1865 - Abraham Lincoln is shot & killed while attending the play, "Our American Cousin", at Ford's Theatre
1877 - 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass
1896 - 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
1912 - RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on
1924 - Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
1945 - FDR buried on grounds of Hyde Park home
1992 - William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
2010 - Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.
2013 - 3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary
1469 - Guru Nanak, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru
1894 - Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)
1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California
1933 - Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
1943 - Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York
1947 - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
1982 - Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer
1990 - Emma Watson, Paris, France, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series)
1595 - Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth
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