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 - Nikita Khrushchev
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1894: Soviet politician and leader Nikita Khrushchev is born in in Kalinovka, a village in what is now Russia's Kursk Oblast, near the present Ukrainian border. Khrushchev served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Soviet premier from 1953 and 1958, respectively, until he was deposed in 1964.

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