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Old 04-19-2016, 02:25 PM   #19
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April 19, 1770

Lt. James Cook sights the east of coast of what would become known as Australia.

1951

Gen. Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.

1971

Charles Manson is sentencd to death fro the Tate-LaBianca murders.

1985

ATF and FBI agents lay siege to The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in Arkansas. The CSA surrenders two days later.

1987

The Simpsons
premieres as a short on The Tracey Ullman Show.

1989

A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47.

1993

The 51 day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas ends when fire breaks out in one of the buildings. 81 are killed.

South Dakota governor George Mickelson is killed, along with seven others, when a state-owned plane crashes near Dubuque, Iowa.

1995

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is bombed, killing 168 people.

1997

Fire breaks out in Grand Forks, North Dakota, which is inundated by the Red River Flood. Eleven buildings are destroyed.

2011

Fidel Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, a title he'd held since July 1961.

2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police.

Births

Ole Evinrude-1877; Eliot Ness-1903; Jack Roush-1942; Tim Curry-1946; Ashley Judd-1968; Jesse James (bike builder)-1969

Deaths

Lord Byron-1824; Charles Darwin-1882; Pierre Curie-1906; Jim Corbett-1955; David Koresh, George Mickelson-1993; Ruth Hussey-2005; Allan Arbus (Dr. Sidney Freedman on MASH), Al Neuharth, Tamerlan Tsarnaev-2013; Freddie Gray-2015
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