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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 - Leona Helmsley
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1992: Billionaire Leona Helmsley is sent to jail for tax evasion. Helmsley, a hotel operator and real estate investor whose flamboyant personality and tyrannical behavior earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean," would serve 18 months in prison followed by two months under house arrest.

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