April 15, 1947 in New York history

πŸ“ On This Day πŸ“

74 years ago on April 15th, 1947

Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in baseball

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.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

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


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