5 Historic Things That Happened On April 15
I discovered today what a historic day April 15 is.
Tax Day — The IRS tax filing deadline in 2013. It’s also become a big freebie day.
Abraham Lincoln Died — Though he was assassinated on April 14, he died early on April 15.
Titanic Sinks — The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg just before midnight on April 14. The ship that was thought to be unsinkable sank after 2 1/2 hours.
Jackie Robinson Breaks Into Major League Baseball — Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The First McDonald’s Store Opens — In San Bernardino, California