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 - McDonald's
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1955: McDonald's dates its founding to the opening on this day of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Illinois. The restaurant was actually the ninth McDonald's overall, with the first opening in 1940. Kroc subsequently purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers and oversaw its worldwide growth.

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