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On this day: April 15

Published On: Apr 11 2013 05:22:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

President Abraham Lincoln dies, the "unsinkable" Titanic sinks, Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier, George C. Scott rebuffs the Academy Awards, and bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, all on this day.

OTD April 15 - Dara Torres
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1967: Dara Torres, a 12-time Olympic medalist and the first and only swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), is born in Beverly Hills, Calif. Torres is also the oldest swimmer to ever earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, being 41 when she made the team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

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