Return Today in the History Art, Architecture & Design Return

APRIL 15

1452 Leonardo daVinci (Italian Artist, Inventor, Scientist) Leonardo daVinci Italian Artists Inventors and Inventions
1741 Charles Willson Peale (Pennsylvania-born Portrait Painter of Leading American Revolution Figures) Charles Willson Peale American Artists American Revolution
1889 Thomas Hart Benton (Missouri-born Artist) Thomas Hart Benton American Artists
1915 Arshile Gorky (Turkish-American Postsurrealist Abstract Painter) Turkish Artists Artists
1928 Norma Merrick Sklarek (New York City-born African-American Architect) New York City Aritsts Architecture African American Artists African American Registry
Eleanor Schick (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New York City Authors and Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Native-American Studies Art
1945 Jacqueline B. Martin (Maine-born Children's Author) Jacqueline Briggs Martin Primary Children's Authors Official Web Site
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1925 John Singer Sargent (Italian Portrait Artist) John Singer Sargent Artists
2000 Edward Gorey (Chicago-born Author, Artist) Edward Gorey American Authors Cartoons and Comics
Icon
Icon
1924 Rand McNally Releases Its First Comprehensive Road Atlas Maps Transportation Historic Firsts Rand McNally History Channel
1965 In Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Opens Virginia Bridges Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel History Channel Virginia Historical Society

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail