15 April 2024: This day in history

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

1861: Federal army of 75,000 volunteers is mobilized by President Abraham Lincoln at the start of the American Civil War

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

1877: World’s first home telephone is installed in Somerville, Massachusetts at the house of Charles Williams Jr.

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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