Apr 15, 2017
April 15. In 1784, the first balloon was flown in Ireland. In 1850, San Francisco was incorporated. In 1865, Abraham Lincoln died. In 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. In 1923, insulin became available for the diabetic. In 1945, British and Canadian troops liberated Bergen-Belsen, where Anne Frank and her sister had died of typhus only weeks before. In 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first major league game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1953, Pope Pius XII gave his approval for psychoanalysis. In 1964, the first Ford Mustang rolled off the showroom floor. In 1996, Jerry Garcia’s ashes were scattered under the Golden Gate Bridge (a small portion were scattered in the Ganges also). In 1998, Pol Pot died, evading prosecution for the deaths of millions of Cambodians. Happy Birthday, Leonardo da Vinci, Henry James, Bessie Smith, Claudia Cardinale, Emma Thompson. It’s Jackie Robinson Day, International Day of Culture and World Art Day. Mission: Let art and culture be your psychiatrist. Then float.