On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1892

Historical Events

Historic Event

General Electric Company formed by merger of Thomas Edison's General Electric Company with Thomson-Houston Electric Company, arranged by J. P. Morgan and incorporated in NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author (The Hiding Place) and Holocaust survivor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot, born in Düren, Rhine Province, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, dies at 60
1892 Highlights

About April 15, 1892

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries