Today in History, English
Today in History, English

43261April 14Holiday and observanceDay of Mologa (Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia)
43262April 14Holiday and observanceN'Ko Alphabet Day (Mande speakers)
43263April 14Holiday and observanceNew Year festivals in South and Southeast Asian cultures, celebrated on the sidereal vernal equinox:Bohag Bihu/Rongali Bihu (Assamese New Year), (Assam Valley)Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year), (Bangladesh and West Bengal)Thingyan (Burmese New Year)Cambo
43264April 14Holiday and observanceThe first day of Takayama Spring Festival (Takayama, Gifu, Japan)
43265April 14Holiday and observanceVaisakhi (Punjab region)
43266April 14Holiday and observanceYouth Day (Angola)
43267April 15Event769 – The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings.
43268April 15Event1071 – Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.
43269April 15Event1395 – Tokhtamysh–Timur war: Battle of the Terek River: Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Volga. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the Golden Horde throne. Tokhtamysh escape
43270April 15Event1450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
43271April 15Event1632 – Battle of Rain: Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
43272April 15Event1642 – Irish Confederate Wars: A Confederate Irish militia is routed in the Battle of Kilrush when it attempts to halt the progress of a Parliamentarian army.
43273April 15Event1715 – The Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
43274April 15Event1738 – Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel receives its premiere performance in London, England.
43275April 15Event1755 – Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
43276April 15Event1783 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
43277April 15Event1802 – William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
43278April 15Event1817 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
43279April 15Event1861 – President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75,000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War
43280April 15Event1865 – President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson, becomes President upon Lincoln's death.
43281April 15Event1892 – The General Electric Company is formed.
43282April 15Event1896 – Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
43283April 15Event1900 – Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
43284April 15Event1907 – Triangle Fraternity is founded at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
43285April 15Event1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive.
43286April 15Event1920 – Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.
43287April 15Event1921 – Black Friday: Mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
43288April 15Event1922 – U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which leads to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.
43289April 15Event1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
43290April 15Event1924 – Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

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