Michael William Coughlin was born.
Phil Goldfeder was born.
Kelly Kalisak was born.
Catherine Murphy was born.
1912 - Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland on its maiden voyage after it struck an iceberg.
1947 - Jackie Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodger debut and scored the game-winning run. On April 15, 1997, his number, 42, was retired.
1972 - China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.
1999 - Hockey great Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement.
Robert Zimmer was born.
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.
1970 - The Apollo 13 astronauts safely landed after their near-disastrous flight.
Lisa Redmond was born.
Alison Kase was born.
1775 - Paul Revere warned Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution.
1906 - The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi. and killed over 500 people.
Jay Ferriola was born.
Chris Gallagher was born.
Theresa Hyland was born.
Christina O’Shea McGovern was born.
1897 - The first Boston Marathon was run.
1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed.
Erika Farrell was born.
Raymond Scott was born.
1912 - The Boston Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park.
2008 - Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race.
Sharon Fein Feldman was born.
JP Stathis was born.
1997 - The ashes of Timothy Leary, Gene Roddenberry, and 22 others blasted into space for the first space funerals.
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