This day in history, April 15 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, April 15

Each of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, April 15.

1452: Painter, sculptor and architect Leonardo da Vinci is born in Florence, Italy.

1865: President Abraham Lincoln dies in Washington, D.C. at age 56.

1912: British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks two hours and forty minutes after striking an iceberg in North Atlantic.

1923: Insulin becomes generally available to patients with Diabetes.

1947: Jackie Robinson makes his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.

1971: Beatles win Academy Award for Best Original Score Song, "Let It Be."

2013: Two bombs explode at finish line of Boston Marathon. Three people are killed and 264 are injured.

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