This Day In History – April 15

Today in Histroy

1755 Samuel Johnson’s “A Dictionary of the English Language” published in London
1877 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville 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

Today in TV

1990 “In Living Color” premieres on FOX-TV

Today in Movies

1729 Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” premieres in Leipzig

Today in Sports

1896 I Summer Olympic Games close in Athens, Greece; USA wins gold medal count, 11; Greece wins total medal count, 46; IOC has retroactively assigned gold, silver & bronze medals to 3 best placed athletes in each event
1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

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