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 This day in History - April 19
498 Historic Events for April 19
1910

Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)

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1910

14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4

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1911

Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer

Birth
1911

15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6

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1911

George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play," premieres in London

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1912

Glenn T Seaborg, chemist/discoverer (Plutonium)

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1912

William Murray, teacher/educationalist

Birth
1912

16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2

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1912

Glen T Seaborg, US chemist (AEC, plutonium, Nobel 1951)

Birth
1913

Cyril English, British educator

Birth
1913

17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8

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1914

Andrew Wilkinson, pediatrician

Birth
1914

Charles Pierce, philosopher/scientist, dies

Death
1915

19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2

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1915

Harry Craft, baseball manager

Birth
1915

Dorian Le Gallienne, composer

Birth
1916

"Bing Boys are Here" opens in London

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1916

Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano

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1916

20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4

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1917

21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2

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1917

Johnny Hoes, Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)

Birth
1919

23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4

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1919

French assembly decides on 8 hour work day

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1919

Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump and free fall

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1919

Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)

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