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April 15 in New York History

📝 On This Day 📝

Monday, April 15, 1912 — 107 years ago

Tuesday, April 15, 1947 — 72 years ago

Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in baseball as he plays first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, ending 80 years of segregation. The anniversary has been celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day since 2004 at various ballparks, when all players from both teams wear #42, Robinson's retired number.

Sunday, April 15, 1984 — 35 years ago

The "Palm Sunday Massacre" mass shooting in East New York kills 10 family members. The murders took place in the downstairs apartment of 1080 Liberty Avenue. The killer was convicted on lesser charges due to his emotional state, and only served 32 years in prison before being released.

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

8 years ago
Record Store Day 2011 in New York City

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 87°F in 1941
Record Low: 28°F in 1943

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