April 15 events in history…besides tax day

Here’s a list of some interesting things that happened on ‘tax day’ over the years. Thanks to Katelande for curating and sending!

1738: Bottle opener invented
1850: City of San Francisco incorporated
1912: Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on
1941: 1st helicopter flight of 1 hour duration, Stratford, Connecticut
1952: Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
1955: Ray Kroc starts McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants in Illinois
1962: U.S. national debt above $300,000,000,000
1990: “In Living Color” premieres on FOX-TV
1997: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte, NC on WXRC 95.7 FM

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