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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

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

1934Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

1909Joan of Arc receives beatification

1947After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

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

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

1951Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

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

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

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

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

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

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

1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

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Notable Weddings on April 19th

1997Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

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

April 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 19th

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

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

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