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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

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

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

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

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

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

1933FDR announces US will leave gold standard

1951Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

1909Joan of Arc receives beatification

1949Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

1994Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation for his police beating

April 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

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

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

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

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)

April 19th Birthdays
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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

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

April 19th Deaths
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