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(Last Updated On: April 12, 2019)
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LEAD STORY

1947
Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier

GENERAL INTEREST
2013
Three people killed, hundreds injured in Boston Marathon bombing

CIVIL WAR
1865
Lincoln dies from an assassin’s bullet

GENERAL INTEREST
1912
Titanic sinks

1865
President Lincoln dies

1998
Pol Pot, leader of Cambodia’s genocidal government, dies in his sleep

WORLD WAR II
1944
Soviets capture Tarnopol in Poland

VIETNAM WAR
1970
U.S. 1st Infantry Division withdraws from Vietnam

1967
Antiwar protests held in New York and San Francisco

SPORTS
1947
Jackie Robinson breaks major league color barrier

PRESIDENTIAL
1865
Lincoln is pronounced dead

WESTWARD EXPANSION
1912
Molly Brown avoids sinking with the Titanic

ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
1894
Bessie Smith is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

1940
English author and politician Jeffrey Archer is born

1990
Film star Greta Garbo dies

DISASTER
1912
“Unsinkable” Titanic sinks

CRIME
1920
The Sacco-Vanzetti case draws national attention

COLD WAR
1959
Castro visits the United States

INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
1912
Race car driver goes down with the Titanic

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