On this day: April 15

Published: Apr 11 2013 06:22:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

President Abraham Lincoln dies, the "unsinkable" Titanic sinks, Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier, George C. Scott rebuffs the Academy Awards, and bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, all on this day.

OTD April 15 - Boston Marathon bombing
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2013: Three people are killed and more than 200 injured after two bombs go off within seconds of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were eventually identified as suspects, with Tamerlan dying following an April 19 shootout with police and Dzhokhar being captured after a manhunt in Watertown, Mass., later the same day.

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