#TodayInHistory: The Tragic Sea Disaster – Titanic Sinks!

#TodayInHistory: The Tragic Sea Disaster – Titanic Sinks!

Yvonne Williams

Happenings on this day in history:

1923 – Insulin became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.

1755 – Samuel Johnson’s “A Dictionary of the English Language” published in London.

1817 – 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)

1865 – Abraham Lincoln dies 9 hours after he is shot attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

Abraham Lincoln

1947 –  Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

2011 – Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage.

1784 – The first balloon was flown in Ireland.

1994 – The World Trade Organization was established.

1997 – Christopher Reeve received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1912 – Titanic sinks: At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the tragic British ocean liner  Titanic- one of the largest and most luxurious ocean liners ever built, sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and half hours before.

2006 – Miss Nigeria (2002) Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos.

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