On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1817

Historical Events

  • 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • The American Asylum [now American School for the Deaf (ASD)], 1st permanent US school for deaf founded by Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, Dr. Mason Cogswell, and teacher Laurent Clercn (West Hartford, Connecticut,)
1817 Highlights

About April 15, 1817

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 205 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries