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 - Hillsborough soccer incident
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1989: A human crush results in the deaths of 96 Liverpool soccer fans during the FA Cup semifinal match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. The incident remains the worst stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the world's worst soccer disasters. Pictured is a memorial at Liverpool's stadium to those who died in the incident.

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