Morning Open Thread: Today In History

Video highlights of today in history for April 15th...

Good morning. On April 15, 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. 1865: President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington. Andrew Johnson became the 17th president. 1947: Jackie Robinson became baseball's first black major league player when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1986: The United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5; Libya said 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed. Pol Pot dies; Joey Ramone dies.

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