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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 15, 2025

Born

  • Leonardo da Vinci (artist) –
  • Bessie Smith (legendary blues singer) –
  • Elizabeth Montgomery (American actress ) –
  • Emma Thompson (actress) –
  • Luke Evans (actor) –
  • Emma Watson (actress) –

Died

  • Abraham Lincoln (16th U.S. president) –
  • Jean-Paul Sartre (writer & philosopher) –
  • Greta Garbo (actress) –
  • John Curry (figure skater) –
  • Byron White (Supreme Court justice) –

Events

  • American School for the Deaf founded in Hartford, Connecticut–
  • First state entomologist position approved, New York–
  • President Lincoln called for 75,000 Union militia volunteers–
  • Last day U.S. silver coins allowed to circulate in Canada–
  • Canadian thanksgiving day held after Prince of Wales recovered from serious illness–
  • General Electric Co. is incorporated–
  • R.M.S. Titanic sank in early morning after striking iceberg on April 14th in late evening–
  • First Canadian small penny coin released–
  • Insulin became available for general use–
  • After acquiring franchising rights from the McDonald brothers, Dick and Maurice, Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s chain restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois–
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opened, Virginia-Delmarva Peninsula–
  • First national lottery drawing in Canada–

Weather

  • Tornado in Alabama–
  • Boulder, Colorado, received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours–
  • Tornadoes strike Arkansas and Texas–

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