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Peak bloom predicted
Peak bloom predicted

March 3, 2024 - Just a few more days until it is officially the spring season. For many people living in northern states, the winter season has largely felt like spring with warmer than normal temperatures and just a few inches of snowfall.

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peak: adjective;highest, top; not to be confused with peek, a quick look; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Today In History

April 15

1947: Library of Congress: Jackie Robinson put on his first Brooklyn Dodgers uniform (number 42) and broke the Major League Baseball "color line." Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey signed a contract with Robinson to play for the team on October 23, 1945. Robinson then spent a year on a minor league team to sharpen his skills. Rickey, who called the move baseball's "great experiment," chose Robinson because of his excellent athletic record and strength of character. The first player to "cross the color line" would have to be able to withstand intense public scrutiny and to avoid confrontation even when met with insults and hostility. Jackie Robinson was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. In 2013, a movie - 42 - about Jackie Robinson's baseball career and life was released.

1945: British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany. Anne and Margot Frank died there just weeks before.

1912: After hitting an iceberg the night before, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic sank in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Titanic Belfast is a museum located in Belfast, Northern Ireland where the ship was designed and built.

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