*  1952...Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games

*  In Illinois, Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast-food restaurants in 1955

*  Leonard Da Vinci was born in 1452

And on this date in 1865, Abraham Lincoln (16th American President) dies of a gunshot wound.  He was 56 years old.

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