15 April 2022: This day in history

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

1861: Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by US President Abraham Lincoln (US Civil War)

1874: First ‘Impressionist’ exhibition opens in Paris, features Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot

1877: Boston-Somerville installs the world’s 1st telephone in Massachusetts

1912: RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as the band plays on, with the loss of between 1,490 and 1,635 people


Source: Onthisday.com

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