Sunday, April 17, 2016

Historical Events on April 19

1993 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:33 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:27

1993 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)

1993 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40

1993 South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.

1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)

1994 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

Event of Interest

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

Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King

1994 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender

1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news

1995 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500

1996 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles

1996 South Africa defeat Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah

1997 Renee Slaughter crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl

1997 SD Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii

1997 1997 NFL Draft: Orlando Pace from Ohio State first pick by St. Louis Rams

1999 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.

1999 103rd Boston Marathon: Joseph Chebet of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:52 and Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:23:25

2004 108th Boston Marathon: Timothy Cherigat of Kenya 1st man in 2:10:37 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:24:27

Election of Interest

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

265th Pope
Benedict XVI

2010 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:05:52 and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:26:11

Event of Interest

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

Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

2013 Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days

2015 Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued.

2015 50th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win.


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