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April 15

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.

 

April 16

1972 - China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.

1999 - Hockey great Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement.

 

April 17

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.

 

April 18

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.

 

April 19

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.

 

April 20

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.

 

April 21

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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