On April 15, 1865, Vice-President Andrew
Johnson was sworn in as the seventeenth President of the
United States, after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes
Booth. Johnson became the first U.S. President to be impeached, but
he was not convicted.
Learn more about Andrew Johnson and his impeachment from the Library of Congress.
The Titanic sank early in the
morning of April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg in the
North Atlantic. Of 2228 passengers and crewmembers aboard, only 705
The sinking gave rise to a variety of lawsuits against the White Star Line, the Titanic's owners.