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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 - Titanic
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1912: The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and 40 minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board the supposedly "unsinkable" ship survived its maiden voyage.

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