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Today In History

Tue., April 15, 1997

1912: The British luxury liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. About 1,500 people died.

1947: Jackie Robinson, modern baseball’s first black major-league player, made his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day. (The Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves, 5-3.)


 
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