April 15, 1912, RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off hitting an iceberg; 1,514 people died

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth

In 1892, General Electric Co., formed by the merger of the Edison Electric Light Co. and other firms, was incorporated in Schenectady, New York.

In 1945, during World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died on April 12

In 1947, Jackie Robinson, baseball’s first Black major league player of the modern era, made his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day at Ebbets Field

In 1955, Ray Kroc opened the first franchised McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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