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 This day in History - October 19
373 Historic Events for October 19
1948

"My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances

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1948

Chester Biscardi, composer

Birth
1949

A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton

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1949

Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds

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1950

Bird Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated

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1950

UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

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1951

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open

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1951

Pres Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany

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1951

Annie Golden, Brooklyn NY, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair)

Birth
1952

Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)

Birth
1952

Veronica Judith S inz Castro, Mexico, spanish singer/actress (Nana)

Birth
1952

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament

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1953

1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service

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1953

Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

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1954

Egypt and Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs

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1954

KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1955

John Hodiak, actress (Lifeboat, Battleground), dies at 41

Death
1955

Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)

Birth
1955

Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)

Birth
1956

Nino DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)

Birth
1956

Sue Barker, tennis pro (French Open 1976)

Birth
1957

Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)

Birth
1957

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

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1957

Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65

Death
1957

"Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances

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