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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

1932Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later

1782John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1986Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1911George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

2011Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

1973Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

1951Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

1991Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

1883Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer

1981Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

1721Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1979Kate Hudson, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree)

1935Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

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Notable Weddings on April 19th

1956US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

1997Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

April 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 19th

1967Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

1882Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73

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