Friday, April 15, 2011

A Bunch of Things Happened On This Day In History

Today, April 15, is a pretty significant day in history. I didn't know it, but check out all of these things that have happened on April 15...

1755 - the first ever dictionary in English is published
1865 - President Lincoln dies after being shot.
1912 - the Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage.
1944 - The Soviet Union's Red Army captures Tarnopol in Poland in a signifant blow against Nazi Germany.
1947 - Jackie Robinson breaks major league color barrier.
1959 - Castro visits the United States.
1970 - U.S. 1st Infantry Division withdraws from Vietnam.
1998 - Cambodia's Khemer Rouge dictator Pol Pot dies

Lincoln, Robinson and the Titanic are the biggies on the list in my book.

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