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APRIL 19

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1775 Revolutionary War Begins in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts Massachusetts Historic Firsts Battles of Lexington & Concord
1887 Massachusetts' Perkins Institution Dedicates the First Kindergarten for the Blind Massachusetts Education Early Childhood Education Blindness Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1892 Duryea Brothers Complete Prototype of First Commercially Successful American Automobile Duryea Brothers Automobiles Historic Firsts The New York Times
1897 The First Boston Marathon (15 Participants) Is Run from Ashland, Massachusetts to Boston Boston Massachusetts Distance Running Historic Firsts Boston Marathon The New York Times
1938 RCA-NBC Begins First Regular Television Broadcasting NBC Corporate Information Television The History Channel
1971 Soviets Launches Salyut 1, First Manned Orbiting Space Lab Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Historic Firsts PBS NSAS
1973 NASA Launches the Anik A2 (Telesat 2) Communications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1982 Soviets Launch Salyut 7 Space Station Into Orbit Soviet Space Program Space Exploration
1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission Discovery 4 Returns to Earth Space Shuttle NASA
2001 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-100) for ISS Docking Mission Space Shuttle International Space Station NSAS

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