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4/15/2019 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - April 15
RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912.
(Public Domain Photo)

RMS Titanic departing Southampton
on April 10, 1912.

(Public Domain Photo)


Reprinted By Permission
From OnThisDay.com


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:

Historical Events

  • 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


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Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Weddings

  • 1595 - Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth
  • 1909 - Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo
  • 1925 - Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin
  • 1953 - Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • 1978 - Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 - Robert F Kennedy Jr (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson
  • 2011 - Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56
  • 1980 - Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74
  • 1990 - Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from HistoryOrb.com Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.

 

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