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 This day in History - April 19
498 Historic Events for April 19
1982

Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut

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1982

Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

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1982

86th Boston Marathon won by Alberto Salazar of Oreg in 2:08:51

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1983

France performs nuclear test

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1983

Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74

Death
1983

Jerzy Andrzejewski, writer (Ashes and Diamonds), dies at 73

Death
1984

Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature mag)

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1985

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1985

16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth

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1986

Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1986

Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78

Death
1986

Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80

Death
1987

Maxwell D Taylor, US commander 101st airborne (WW II), dies at 85

Death
1987

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1987

Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve

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1987

Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open

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1987

Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)

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1987

Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver

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1987

Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 and record 12th straight AL win

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1987

Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77

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1987

Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)

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1987

LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record

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1989

Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82

Death
1989

Republic Day in Sierra Leone

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1989

Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors

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