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This Day in History for April 19


1785 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation of Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people.

1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina.

1908 – 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pennsylvania.

1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Exchange re-opens for bond trading.

1922 – Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC).  Turner spelled out “Hello USA.  Call Vanderbilt 7200”  47,000 called.

1929 – Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight.

1933 – A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis.

1942 – 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston.

1944 – US 121st Infantry regiment occupies Hurtgen.

1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV.

1958 – US reports 1st full-range firing on an Intercontinental ballistic missile.

1964 – Mariner 4 launched, 1st probe to fly by Mars.

1969 – Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year.

1974 – Bowie Kuhn suspends Yankee owner George Steinbrenner for 2 years.

1983 – 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched.

1984 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

1986 – OPEC reaches oil production accord.

1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correction Institution gymnasium.

1995 – James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack.

2016 – “Hamilton” sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway – $3.3 million.

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