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Hour B, Segment 5
The History Book
April 14, 1865—While attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., President Abraham Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies the next day.
April 15, 1912—The British luxury liner Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. About 1,500 people die.
April 15, 1947—Jackie Robinson becomes Major League Baseball's first black player since the 1880s when he debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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