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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 - Bergen-Belsen liberation
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1945: The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northwestern Germany is liberated by the British 11th Armoured Division. The British soldiers discovered around 53,000 prisoners inside, most of them half-starved and seriously ill, and another 13,000 corpses lying around the camp unburied. Among the estimated 50,000 people who died in the camp during World War II, were Margot and Anne Frank, who died in March 1945 as part of a typhus epidemic that hit Bergen-Belsen.

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