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On this day in 1906, San Francisco,
CA, was hit with a massive
earthquake. The original death toll was cited at about 700. Later 
information indicated that the death toll may have been three to
four times the original estimate. 

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-
board accident with an oxygen tank.

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The Apollo 13 crew following recovery.

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In Texas City, TX, on this day in 1947, the French ship
Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer,
caught fire and blew up. The explosions and resulting
fires killed 576 people.

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Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City
Terminal Building after disaster.

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin ( April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)

Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose
to fame in the era of
silent film.

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On this day in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and
more than 700 people survived.

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Lifeboat 6 from the Titanic, as it approached the Carpathian
on the morning of April 15, 1912.

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.



The above photograph was taken by Petersen House
boarder Julius Ulke shortly after the president died in
this bed. (Source: Chicago History Museum)

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.

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Loretta at age 9.

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Loretta Lynn is a country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums
in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as "
You
Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
", "Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ 
(with)
Lovin’ on Your Mind)", "One’s on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal
Miner’s
Daughter." Loretta is 87 years young today.

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