Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Today in History - 15 April

1948 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created

1941 1st helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Connecticut

1923 Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics

1912 Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on

1896 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece

1877 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Massachusetts

1817 1st American school for the deaf opens in Hartford, Connecticut

1793 Bank of England hands out 1st 5 pound note

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