On This Day

Historical Events in April 1817

  • Apr 15 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • Apr 15 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,)
  • Apr 22 Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight