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 - Lincoln's death
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1865: President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor and Confederate spy John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The president was shot in the head at about 10:13 p.m. and spent nine hours in a coma before dying at the Petersen House, a row house across the street from the theater.

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