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.
1861: President Abraham Lincoln declares a state of insurrection and calls for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the rebellion three days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. His call for a militia resulted in an additional four southern slave states also declaring their secession and joining the Confederacy.
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