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 This day in History - April 19
498 Historic Events for April 19
1946

Leon Wessels, S Afr lawyer/underminister of Law and Order

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1946

Tim Curry, Cheshire England, actor (Rocky Horror Show)

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1946

Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)

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1946

Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out

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1947

Murray Perahia, NYC, pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988)

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1947

Frits Castricum, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)

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1947

Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)

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1947

Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)

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1947

Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2

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1947

French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

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1947

AAU record for a 25' rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds

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1947

51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39

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1948

ABC-TV network begins

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1948

52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cot‚ of Canada in 2:31:02

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1948

Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

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1949

Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], Paris France, actress (Immoral Tales)

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1949

Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator

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1949

53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8

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1949

Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

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1950

54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39

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1950

Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)

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1950

Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66

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1950

Jeff Hammond, cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 WI tour)

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1951

"Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 perfs

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1951

Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

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