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 This day in History - April 19
498 Historic Events for April 19
1899

3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38

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1900

4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4

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1900

Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10

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1900

Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)

Birth
1900

Ivan K A‹vazovski, Russian painter (harbor scenes), dies at 82

Death
1901

5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6

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1901

James J Caffrey wins Boston marathon (2:29:23.6)

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1902

6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12

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1903

Eliot Ness, untouchable (FBI agent-Chicago)

Birth
1904

Much of Toronto destroyed by fire

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1904

8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4

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1905

Tommy Benford, jazz drummer

Birth
1905

9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of NY in 2:38:25.4

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1905

John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)

Birth
1906

Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies

Death
1906

SF Earthquake ends killing 452

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1906

Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail

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1906

10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45

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1907

Lina Basquette, Mateo Cal, actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie)

Birth
1907

Gino Contilli, composer

Birth
1907

Alan Wheatley, England, actor (Adventure of Robin Hood)

Birth
1907

11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24

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1909

Joan of Arc, declared a saint

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1909

13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud of NH in 2:53:36.8

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1910

Andrew Gilchrist, historian/diplomat

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