04/19/2019
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  • 9:08 pm This Day in History for April 19
  • 8:48 pm South Columbus Wins Three Rivers Golf Tournament
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This Day In History1693 – College of William and Mary opens in Williamsburg, Virginia.

1795 – 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina.

1837 – Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour.

1871 – Abraham Lincoln declared US President in Washington, D.C.

1895 – Moving picture projector patented.

1929 – Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & and aircraft carrier.

1932 – “Free Eats” introduces George “Spanky” McFarland to “Our Gang”

1935 – Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh infant. He proclaimed his innocence to the end.

1943 – Women’s Marine Corps created.

1948 – Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England.

1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans.

1969 – Mary Hopkin’s Postcard album on Apple is released.

1979 – Washington State’s Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm.

1980 – Apollo Computer incorporated.

1981 – Longest sentence published by “The New York Times” – 1286 words.

1985 – Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier.

1991 – US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334.

1997 – Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope.

2000 – The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schultz dies.

2016 – Ninth Republican presidential candidates debate held in Greenville, South Carolina.

2017 – US President Donald Trump accepts the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia.

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