This Day in History :: 19 April
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19 April 1951 : Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
19 April 1950 : 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39
19 April 1949 : 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
19 April 1949 : Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
19 April 1948 : ABC-TV network begins
19 April 1948 : Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China
19 April 1947 : 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
19 April 1947 : French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
19 April 1947 : Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)
19 April 1946 : Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
19 April 1945 : 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:30:40.2
19 April 1945 : Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
19 April 1945 : US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid
19 April 1945 : US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa
19 April 1944 : Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra









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