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 - B-52 Stratofortress
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U.S. Air Force

1952: The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress takes place. The long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber was built to carry nuclear weapons for Cold War-era deterrence missions, but has dropped only conventional munitions in combat.

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