On this day: April 15

Published On: Apr 11 2013 05:22:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2016 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 - bombing of Libya
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U.S. Air Force

1986: In retaliation for an April 5 bombing of a West Berlin dance club that killed three people, including two U.S. servicemen, and injured 229 people, the U.S. conducts major bombing raids against Libya. Eightteen F-111 bombers struck a Tripoli airfield, a frogman training center at a naval academy, and the Bab al-Azizia barracks in Tripoli. There were 40 reported Libyan casualties, and one U.S. plane was shot down, resulting in the death of two airmen.

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