On This Day

April 15, 1817 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 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,)