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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

1932President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

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.

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

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

1933FDR announces US will leave gold standard

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

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

1909Joan of Arc receives beatification

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 19th

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

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

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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