Today in History - April 19

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Famous American singer and record best-seller for the USA, Nat "King" Cole in now in the French capital where he will give a recital at the Olympia music-hall in Paris. During a cocktail party given in his honor on April 19, 1960 at the Paris George Vth Hotel. Smiling Nat "King" Cole surrounded by charming Parisian fans. (AP Photo)

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Astronaut James Lovell, left, grimaces as his wife Marilyn, right, smashes traditional bottle of champagne to christen and launch of the 18,170-ton, 700-foot S. S. American Astronaut containership at Sun Shipbuilding Company, April 19, 1969, Chester, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Lovell reacts to windblown spray of champagne as their children, Susan 10, James III, 14, and Barbara, 15, watch. At right is Charles Zeien, company vice-president. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)

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Vice President Richard Nixon and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro leave Nixon's office in Washington, D.C., April 19, 1959, after a two hour and 20 minute chat behind closed doors. The meeting had been listed on Castro's program as a 15 minute visit. In answer to a question, Castro said the meeting had been "very friendly." (AP Photo)

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Princess Grace Kelly waves to cheering crowds lining the road as she rides in an open car with Prince Rainier III following their marriage in a religious wedding ceremony in the Monaco Cathedral, South of France, April 19, 1956. (AP Photo)

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Singer Eddie Fisher and his fiancée, actress Debbie Reynolds, have eyes only for each other at Idlewild Airport, April 19, 1955 in New York on arriving by plane from England. Eddie performed at the London Palladium and both he and Debbie appeared in a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. They were accompanied on their trip by Miss Reynolds’ mother, Mrs. Maxene Reynolds of Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo)

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Alia Coogan, the well known BBC singer, is presented to the Queen at the Blackpool Opera House, England on April 19, 1955 during the Royal Command Variety performance. The Duke of Edinburgh attended the show with the Queen. (AP Photo)

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The last shift of steel workers, at the South Chicago Works of the U.S. Steel Co., come out of the plant after picket lines were thrown up, on April 19, 1952, Chicago, Il. Shortly after, Federal Judge David Pine ruled that government seizure of the steel industry was illegal. CIO steelworkers pickets, which appeared at two huge Chicago plants and the firms, prepared to shut down. (AP Photo/Ed Maloney)

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Anything for a gag goes at Rosalie’s School for Clowns in Chicago on April 19, 1948. The school is run by Mrs. Rose Wegner and her daughter Lenore. Lenore Wegner, center, has worked up a group to depict a shotgun wedding. Lawrence Lilly, left, wields the shotgun, Bob Koepple holds a rag doll on his knee, Lenore Wegner acts as umpire, and Charles Vlasak is the bridegroom whose phony long arm lifts bride Ray Remp’s gown from the floor. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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A group of Jews, including a small boy, is escorted from the Warsaw Ghetto by German soldiers on April 19, 1943. The picture formed part of a report from SS Gen. Stroop to his Commanding Officer, and was introduced as evidence to the War Crimes trials in Nuremberg in 1945. (AP Photo/B.I. Sanders)

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National Hockey League President Frank Calder, center, presents the Stanley Cup to Toronto Maple Leafs captain Syl Apps. Major Connie Smythe, right, home on leave from his regiment, cheers the presentation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 19, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Boxer Barney Ross warms up in a Chicago gymnasium, April 19, 1938. (AP Photo/JP)

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Workman in Gurgyl, the Tyrolean Alps, April 19, 1932, as they started the difficult transportation of the gondola of the balloon in which Prof. Auguste Piccard, Belgian Physicist, ascended more than 50,000 feet into the stratosphere in 1931.(AP Photo)

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Al Christie, movie producer with his wife Nora, left, and her mother Mrs. Anne MacAllister on April 19, 1930. Location unknown. (AP Photo)

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Floyd Patterson, right, who lost the world heavyweight championship to Ingemar Johansson, arrives at office of New York State Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz, at 80 Centre Street. New York, April 19, 1960. With him is his manager Cus D'Amato, who said that he and his fighter were ready to "remove whatever legal obstacles exist to a rematch." "We are prepared to cooperate fully with the attorney general," D'Amato said when asked if they were prepared to make a settlement on tax matters. Lefkowitz is seeking payment of about $50,000 in state taxes allegedly due on motion picture, television and radio rights to the fight last June. (AP Photo).

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Reputed mobster Lucky Luciano, left, is pictured with an eight-month-old baby elephant, Roma, in Rome's zoo, April 19, 1949. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

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Tom Morgan, NY Yankee pitcher, left, Gwen Verdon, star of the show "Damn Yankees" wearing a Washington uniform, and Yogi Berra, right, Yankee catcher, showing Gwen how to hold a bat backstage of the show in Boston, April 19, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Dressed in chemical safety suits with gas masks, members of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces enter the Yokohama train station, near Tokyo, April 19, 1995 to check out reports of a sickening odor in the subway. Japan was on edge after members of an apocalyptic cult unleashed a nerve gas in the subway in March, killing 12 people and sickening 5,500. (AP Photo/Katsumi Ksashara)

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian leaves the Jack Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Tuesday, April 19, 1994, after the first day of jury selection for his trial on charges he violated Michigan?s ban on assisted suicide on August 4, 1993, suicide of Thomas Hyde, 30, of Novi, Mich. (AP Photo/Jon Freilich)

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French U.N. troops prepare their vehicles for a multinational U.N. convoy into Gorazde at Sarajevo Airport , April 19, 1994. The convoy will only depart for the besieged Bosnian enclave if permission to cross front lines is granted by Bosnian Serb forces. (AP Photo/Peter Northall)

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Rodney King, second from right, leaves the Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 23, 1994 with his lawyer Wilton Grimes, far left, and two unidentified men after a multiracial jury was seated for a trial to determine how much money King is due from the city of Los Angeles for the 1991 beating he received at the hands of police officers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Real estate magnate Donald Trump and his girlfriend Marla Maples are seen at the Holyfield-Foreman fight at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., April 19, 1991. (AP Photo)

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Heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, left, lands a punch on George Foreman in their 12-round bout, April 19, 1991, in Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. (AP Photo)

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Stevie Wonder, the superstar singer, and his mother, Lula Hardway shown April 19, 1988, appear among the guests in ?superstars and their moms,? the ABC Television Network special airing on Sunday, May 1 (8.00-9:00 p.m. ET). (AP Photo)

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Democratic presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson is surrounded by children as he walks from one polling station to another in New York?s Harlem during primary election day, Tuesday, April 19, 1988. At left is Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

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Commuters pass under a Kodak Colorama of a skyline of Rochester, N.Y., which is displayed over the main floor of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, April 19, 1984. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan waves to the crowd as he boards his helicopter after arriving at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 1984. Reagan will spend his California ranch before continuing on his westward trip to China. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac)

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Vice President Walter Mondale, center, tries to pay grocer Sam Zerilla for a bag of apples, Saturday, April 19, 1980, St. Louis, Mo. Mondale wandered through the Soulard Market, a farmers market in downtown St. Louis, as part of a campaign swing through Missouri. (AP Photo/Fred Waters)

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Bette Midler stands on a stairway in the penthouse of the New York Hilton Hotel, April 19, 1978. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz)

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Patricia Hearst leave a Los Angeles courtroom, Monday, April 19, 1977 after whispering the words “nolo contender” into a microphone when asked for her plea to state charges of armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The judge declared her guilty and set sentencing for May 9. At left is her attorney. (AP Photo)

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Lauren Bacall laughs as she holds Tony award she won as best actress in a musical comedy, April 19, 1970 in New York City. The star of the Broadway hit, "Applause," stands with actor Walter Matthau. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Charles Manson is returned to jail after being formally sentenced to death, April 19, 1971. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)

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Joan Gates is shown at work with cloud apparatus for measuring the effect of small particles in the atmosphere in causing formation of fog and clouds, April 19, 1949, at Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ernest K. Bennett)

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Prisoners freed by the U.S. Third Army too weak to stand, hang on to their barbed wire enclosure, with broken feet and emaciated bodies, but they manage somehow to smile for the cameraman at Buchenwald concentration camp, in Germany, on April 19, 1945. (AP Photo)

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President Harry S. Truman shakes hands with Lt. Col. Miguel Burset, of the advocate general's office of U.S. Army, after receiving a scroll on behalf of 22 military legal officers and judge advocates of 13 Latin American Republics at the White House in Washington, April 19, 1945. Between the president and Lt. Col. Burset is Maj. Gen. Myron C. Cramer, judge advocate general who presented the army legal heads to President Harry S. Truman, some of whom are grouped, around the three. (AP Photo/John Rous)

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On his second personal inspection of war establishments in the United States since Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepts a Model A-24 dive bomber, made by Otis Smallwood, a tool and die maker in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 19, 1943. Smallwood made the presentation on behalf of the Tulsa plant workers of the Douglas Aircraft Co. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)

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The Princes Royal inspected the Auxiliary Territorial Service school of instruction for officers at the duke of York’s head quarters at Chelsea. Women officers of the A.T.S. marching with new recruits at the Duke of York’s Headquarters at Chelsea, London, on April 19, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, April 19, 1993. Eighty-one Davidians, including leader David Koresh, perished as federal agents tried to drive them out of the compound. A few weeks earlier four agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were slain in a shootout at the site, and six cult members were found dead inside. Hearings into the raid and its aftermath are scheduled to open in the House of Representatives Wednesday, July 19, 1995. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)

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FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH STORIES SLUGGED "MCVEIGH"--FILE-- Rescue workers stand in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building following an explosion on April 19, 1995, in downtown Oklahoma City. One hundred sixty-eight people died as a result of the explosion. Timothy McVeigh was convicted Monday June 2, 1997, of blowing up the building.(AP Photo/David Longstreath, File)

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A jogger passes a New York City police vehicle as shown in this April 21, 1989 photo, parked near the area where an investment banker was raped, beaten and left for dead on the night of April 19, 1989. Five teens were send to prison for the crime. Now, 13 years later, a convicted rapist named Matias Reyes has come forward to say he alone attacked the jogger, a claim backed in part by DNA evidence. The jailed Reyes had never before been linked to the case. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani, FILE)

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Smoke rises from air strike against North Vietnamese positions just off Route 13, north of Saigan, April 19, 1972. Air strikes were called in when the enemy attacked South Vietnamese unit reopening a road. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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