What Happened on April 19


Historical Events

1775 – New England militiamen begin the siege of Boston, hemming in the British army garrison
1825 – 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
1924 – “National Barn Dance” premieres on WLS Chicago
1953 – WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1982 – 86th Boston Marathon: American Alberto Salazar claims men’s title in 2:08:51; Charlotte Teske of West Germany wins women’s section in 2:29:33
2018 – US Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois (D)) is the first parent to bring a baby into the Senate chambers, a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber’s floor

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Famous Birthdays

1939 – Ali Khamenei [Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei], 2nd Supreme Leader of Iran (1989-) and the 3rd President of Iran (1981-89), born in Mashhad, Khorasan, Iran
1950 – Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussel 1974), born in Avelgem, Belgium (d. 1982)
1950 – Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
1964 – Scott Kamienicki, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
1968 – Brent Mayne, American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in Loma Linda, California
1977 – Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer (2002 World Cup), born in Douala, Cameroon

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Famous Deaths

1768 – Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
1862 – Louis Powell Harvey, US governor of Wisconsin, drowns
1930 – Charles Scribner II, American magazine and book publisher, dies at 75
1987 – Maxwell D. Taylor, American army general, (WWII Commander 101st airborne), Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1962-64), dies at 85
2005 – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
2008 – Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 72

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