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Sunday, April 15, 2018

* 1755 Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language published in London.

* 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies nine hours after he is shot attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington.

* 1912 RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27am off Newfoundland as the band plays on.

* 1923 Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics

1945 Franklin D Roosevelt buried in grounds of Hyde Park home.

* 1948 First Jewish-Arab military battle. The Arabs are defeated.

* 1955 Ray Kroc opens first McDonald's Inc fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.

* 1969 North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea.

* 1981 Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award-winning story about an eight-year-old heroin addict is a lie. The Washington Post relinquishes the Pulitzer Prize based on a fabricated story.

* 1988 Meteorite explodes above Indonesia.

* 2013 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line.

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