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This Day in History for April 15 – Titanic Sinks and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1912 – After hitting an iceberg, the RMS Titanic sinks at 2:20 a.m., killing 1,517 people (More info)

1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes (More info)

1927 – The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 begins and becomes the most destructive river flood in US history (More info)

1947 – Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American in the major leagues when he plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers (More info)

1955 – Ray Kroc opens the first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Ill. (More info)

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