Friday, April 15, 2011

Another Blockbuster day, part 2

April 15

Ok, so the events that transpired for my blog yesterday conclude on this day, so it's just a continuation. Yeah a bit of a cop out, but I'm running late today! Lincoln dies of his gunshot wound and the Titanic sinks to the bottom of the north Atlantic.

The other event that can't be missed happened in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. Even if you don't like sports it has to be admitted that this was a significant thing for race relations in this country. Mr. Robinson wasn't the best player in the negro league, but he was chosen because he was mentally tough enough to handle everything that went with breaking the color barrier.

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