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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 - Emma Thompson
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1959: Actress Emma Thompson, best known for movies such as "Howards End," "The Remains of the Day," "In the Name of the Father," "Sense and Sensibility," "Love Actually" and "Saving Mr. Banks," is born in London, England. She has won Oscars for Best Actress for "Howards End" and for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Sense and Sensibility," and has been nominated for Best Actress three other times.

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