On this day!

1865:¬†Abraham Lincoln dies 9 hours after he is shot attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

1877 : Boston-Somerville installs the world’s 1st telephone in Massachusetts.

1912

: RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as the band plays on, with the loss of between 1,490 and 1,635 people.

1947

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

1955

: Ray Kroc opens first McDonald’s Inc. fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.

2020 : South Korea is 1st country to hold a general election under COVID-19, President Moon Jae-in’s ruling Democratic party wins in a landslide.

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