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GREAT EARTHQUAKE ON THIS DAY IN 1906

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At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the
Richter scale hit San Francisco, CA, killing an estimated 3,000
people as it toppled numerous buildings. The quake was caused
by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275
miles long, and shock waves could be felt from southern
Oregon down to Los Angeles.

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Image 1 - Jackie Robinson 1954 Topps #10 -Brooklyn Dodgers HOF - PSA 3 VG Very Good

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, become the first
African American player in Major League Baseball when he
stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the
Brooklyn Dodgers.

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PRESIDENT WAS SHOT ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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A drawing illustrates the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, by actor John Wilkes Booth.


President
Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head at Ford’s Theatre
in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. The assassin, actor
John
Wilkes Booth
, shouted, “Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!)
The South is avenged,” as he jumped onto the stage and fled on horseback.
Lincoln died the next morning.

 

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THE CIVIL WAR BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1861

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The bloodiest four years in American history began when
Confederate shore batteries under General
P.G.T. Beauregard
open fire on Union-held
Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s
Charleston Bay (above). During the next 34 hours, 50
Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000
rounds at the poorly supplied fort. On April 13, U.S. Major
Robert Anderson surrendered the fort. Two days later, U.S.
President
Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling
for 75,000 volunteer soldiers to quell the Southern “insurrection.”

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Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
(1818-1893)

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Robert Anderson
(June 14, 1805 – October 26, 1871)

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At noon April 10, 1912, the White Star Liner Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from the docks of Southampton UK to New York
Harbor.

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