Historical Events for 19th April 2019

1926 – 30th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:25:40.4
1928 – The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1943 – Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
1951 – “Tree Grows in Brooklyn” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
1954 – 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
1976 – 80th Boston Marathon: US double; Jack Fultz is men’s winner in 2:20:19; Kim Merritt takes women’s section in 2:47:10
1993 – South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.
1997 – NFL Draft: Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace first pick by St. Louis Rams
2015 – Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued.
2018 – Miguel Diaz-Canel is elected Cuba’s new president after former president Raúl Castro steps down

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