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 This day in History - March 19
399 Historic Events for March 19
1945

British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)

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1945

Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities

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1945

Fritz Fromm, German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed

Death
1945

Hitler orders all German factories destroyed

Event
1945

Lisa Nicole Baker, Detroit TX, playmate of the year (Nov 1966)

Birth
1946

Ruth Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)

Birth
1946

Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as president of USSR

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1946

Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)

Birth
1946

Mohammad Ilyas, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)

Birth
1946

Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35

Death
1946

Paul Atkinson, rock guitarist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)

Birth
1946

Fr Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and R‚union become overseas depts

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1947

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan

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1947

Belgian govt of Spaak, forms

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1947

John Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire

Birth
1947

Vince Martino, Schenectady NY, WLAF offensive asst (Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1947

Glenn Close, Greenwich Ct, actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction)

Birth
1947

Earlie Fires, jockey (Hialeah Park)

Birth
1947

Willem F J Pijper, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 52

Death
1948

Vintcent Van der Bijl, Natal cricket bowler (superb 2m of 70's and 80's)

Birth
1948

Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at MSG, NYC

Event
1949

1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn

Event
1949

Denny Albee, Oklahoma City OK (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live)

Birth
1949

Denny Albee, Oklahoma City OK, actor (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live)

Birth
1950

Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74

Death