1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.
1871 – “Wild Bill” Hickok became the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.
1912 – The ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people survived. (Image: Renaud-Bray)
1923 – Insulin became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
1934 – In the comic strip “Blondie,” Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead welcomed a baby boy, Alexander. The child would be nicknamed, Baby Dumpling.
1956 – The world’s first, all-colour TV station was dedicated. It was WNBQ-TV in Chicago and is now WMAQ-TV.
1967 – The Nancy and Frank Sinatra duet “Somethin’ Stupid” hit #1 on the U.S. singles chart. It was the first father and daughter act to hit #1.
2010 – In Prospect Harbor, Maine, the Stinson Seafood plant stopped sardine processing after 135 years in operation.