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 - 1896 Olympics
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1896: The Games of the I Olympiad, the first international Olympic games held in the modern era, come to a close in Athens, Greece. A total of 14 nations sent athletes to the games, with the winners receiving silver medals, an olive branch and a diploma. Second place finishers received a copper medal, a branch of laurel and a diploma.

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