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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

On this Day

Tuesday, April 19th
The 109th day of 2005.
There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History
On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, and injuring 500. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing and sentenced to death.

On April 19, 1883, Getulio Vargas, the Brazilian president who used dictatorial powers to modernize his country, was born. Following his death on Aug. 24, 1954, his obituary appeared in The Times.

On April 19, 1884, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the bipartisan reform team of Theodore Roosevelt and Grover Cleveland.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.