IN HISTORY - April 15th:

1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

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1955 - Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants (Illinois)
1958 - 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win
1971 - 43rd Academy Awards - "Patton", George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win
1991 - Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

 

1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California
1982 - Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer
1990 - Emma Watson, Paris, France, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series)

GOODBYE TO:

1865 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56
1990 - Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

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