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April 19: This Day That Year

April 19

- 1770 - British explorer Captain James Cook sights Australia.

- 1882 - Charles Darwin, English naturalist dies due to failure at 73 (born February 12, 1809).

- 1951 - Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career.

- 1954 - Pakistan: The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognizes Urdu & Bengali as their national languages.

- 1957 - Birthday: Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman.

- 1971 - Sierra Leone becomes a republic.

- 1972 - Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth.

- 1987 - The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

- 1987 - Birthday: Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player, born in Nyagan, Russia.

- 1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168.

- 2013 - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar was captured.

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