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 - Jackie Robinson
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1947: Jackie Robinson starts at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, breaking baseball's color line. Although he failed to get a base hit, he walked and scored a run in the Dodgers' 5-3 victory.

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