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April 19th - James Franco, Kate Hudson, Hayden Christensen & Maria Sharapova


Today is Thursday, April 19, the 110th day of 2012. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 19, 1912, a special subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic disaster. (The hearings, which were subsequently moved to Washington, D.C., concluded on May 28.)

On this date:
In 65, The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators were arrested.
In 1012, Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, was slain by Danish invaders in Greenwich, England, after refusing to allow himself to be ransomed. (Revered as a martyr, Alphege was canonized by Pope Gregory VII in 1078.)
In 1529, The Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism; a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms, beginning the Protestant Reformation.
In 1677, The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.
In 1713, With no living male heirs, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inherited by his daughter, Maria Theresa of Austria (not actually born until 1717).
In 1770, Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
In 1770, Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI in a proxy wedding.
In 1775, American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
In 1782, John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.
In 1809, An Austrian corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four day campaign that ended in a French victory.
In 1810, Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.
In 1839, The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.
In 1855, Visit of Napoleon III to Guildhall, London
In 1861, American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
In 1892, Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In 1919, Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
In 1927, Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
In 1928, The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
In 1933, the United States went off the gold standard.
In 1942, World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
In 1943, World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
In 1943, Bicycle Day, Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
In 1945, Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
In 1948, Burma joins the United Nations.
In 1950, Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
In 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry S. Truman, bid farewell in an address to Congress in which he quoted a line from a ballad: "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."
In 1954, The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognises Urdu and Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.
In 1955, The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.
In 1956, Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
In 1960, Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
In 1966, Bobbi Gibb became the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon, which at that time did not allow women to participate. (Gibb jumped into the middle of the pack after the sound of the starting pistol and finished in 3:21:40.)
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon under an official number by registering without mentioning her gender; by her own estimate, she finished in 4 hours and 20 minutes. (Bobbi Gibb, again running unofficially, finished in 3:27:17.)
In 1971, Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
In 1971, Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C..
In 1971, Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
In 1971, Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.
In 1975, India's first satellite Aryabhata is launched.
In 1982, astronauts Sally K. Ride and Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first woman and first African-American to be tapped for U.S. space missions.
In 1984, Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
In 1985, FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
In 1985, [sign in to see URL] performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
In 1987, The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show
In 1989, A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
In 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people, including sect leader David Koresh, were killed.
In 1993, South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
In 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.) That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to one of the bombers, Timothy McVeigh, is executed in Arkansas.
In 1997, The Red River Flood of 1997 overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.
In 1999, The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1945.
In 2005, His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church following the death of Pope John Paul II. The new Pope takes on the regnal name Benedict XVI.
In 2011, Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Ten years ago: The U.N. Security Council gave unanimous support to sending a U.N. fact-finding team to the Jenin refugee camp to determine what happened during Israel's military assault. The space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth after installing the first girder for a giant framework at the international space station.

Five years ago: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a bleak assessment of Iraq, saying the war was "lost," triggering an angry backlash by Republicans. A jury in Selmer, Tenn., convicted Mary Winkler of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her preacher-husband, Matthew. (Mary Winkler spent seven months in custody, with two months served in a mental facility.)

One year ago: Cuba's Communist Party picked 79-year-old Raul Castro to replace his ailing brother Fidel as first secretary during a key Party Congress. (The 84-year-old Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance, to thunderous applause from the delegates.) Syria did away with 50 years of emergency rule, but emboldened and defiant crowds accused President Bashar Assad of simply trying to buy time while clinging to power. Norwegian runner Grete Waitz, 57, who'd won nine New York marathons and the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, died in Oslo.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 87. Actress Elinor Donahue is 75. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 70. Actor Tim Curry is 66. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 65. Actor Tony Plana ("Ugly Betty") is 60. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 56. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 50. Recording executive Suge Knight is 47. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 45. Actress Ashley Judd is 44. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 44. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 42. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 40. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 40. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux is 38. Actor James Franco is 34. Actress Kate Hudson is 33. Actor Hayden Christensen is 31. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 31. Actor Courtland Mead is 25. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 25.

Other notable birthdays, April 19:
In 1942, Jack Roush, American racing entrepreneur
In 1943, Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers)
In 1944, Keith Erickson, American basketball player
In 1948, Rick Miller, American baseball player
In 1949, Paloma Picasso, daughter of artist Pablo Picasso
In 1953, Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger)
In 1954, Bob Rock, Canadian record producer & musician (The Payolas)
In 1957, Tony Martin, English musician (Black Sabbath)
In 1960, Frank Viola, American baseball player
In 1961, Spike Owen, American baseball player
In 1963, Valerie Plame, American [sign in to see URL]. agent and author
In 1969, Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder
In 1972, Jeff Wilkins, American football player
In 1976, Scott Padgett, American basketball player
In 1977, Joe Beimel, American baseball player
In 1977, Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player
In 1981, Troy Polamalu, American football player
In 1983, Alberto Callaspo, Venezuelan baseball player
In 1983, Zack Duke, American baseball player
In 1983, Joe Mauer, American baseball player
In 1983, Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player
In 1986, Candace Parker, American basketball player
In 1986, Gabe Pruitt, American basketball player

Born on this day, April 19, passed away:
In 1721, Roger Sherman, American statesman and signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence (d. 1793)
In 1903, Eliot Ness, American lawman (d. 1957)
In 1928, Alexis Korner, English musician (d. 1984)
In 1930, Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)
In 1933, Jayne Mansfield, American actress (d. 1967)
In 1934, Dickie Goodman, American producer of novelty songs (d. 1989)
In 1935, Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian and composer (d. 2002)
In 1941, Bobby Russell, American songwriter (d. 1992)
In 1949, Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)
In 1951, Barry Brown, American actor and writer (d. 1978)
In 1951, Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
In 1952, Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer (d. 2009)

Notable deaths, April 19:
In 1054, Pope Leo IX (b. 1002)
In 1390, King Robert II of Scotland (b. 1316)
In 1684, Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (b. 1603)
In 1881, Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1804)
In 1882, Charles Darwin, English biologist (b. 1809)
In 1993, David Koresh, leader of Branch Davidians (b. 1959)
In 1993, George S. Mickelson, American politician (b. 1941)
In 2004, Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
In 2008, John Marzano, American baseball player (b. 1963)
In 2011, Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
In 2012, Greg Ham, Australian musician and songwriter (Men at Work) (b. 1953)

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Today is Friday, April 19, the 109th day of 2013. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 19, 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people, including sect leader David Koresh, were killed.

One year ago: Republicans rammed an election-year, $46 billion tax cut for most of America's employers through the House, ignoring a White House veto threat. (The measure went down to defeat in the Senate.) India announced the successful test launch of a new nuclear-capable missile. Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band, died in New York City at age 71. Greg Ham, a member of the Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home; he was 58.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 88. Actress Elinor Donahue is 76. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 71. Actor Tim Curry is 67. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 66. Actor Tony Plana is 61. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 57. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 51. Recording executive Suge Knight is 48. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 46. Actress Ashley Judd is 45. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 45. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 43. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 41. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 41. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 39. Actor James Franco is 35. Actress Kate Hudson is 34. Actor Hayden Christensen is 32. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 32. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 28. Actor Courtland Mead is 26. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 26.

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Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 19, 1989, 47 sailors were killed when a gun turret exploded aboard the USS Iowa in the Caribbean. (The Navy initially suspected that a dead crew member, Clayton Hartwig, had deliberately sparked the blast, but later said there was no proof of that.)

Ten years ago: A Russian rocket roared into space carrying an American, a Russian and a Dutchman to the international space station on the third manned mission since the halt of the U.S. shuttle program. Catherine Ndereba (da-REH'-bah) won the Boston Marathon for the third time, finishing in 2:24:27; Timothy Cherigat won the men's race in 2:10:37 to complete a Kenyan sweep. McDonald's Corp. chairman and CEO Jim Cantalupo died in Orlando, Fla., at age 60.

Five years ago: The Summit of the Americas wrapped up in Trinidad and Tobago; afterward, President Barack Obama held a news conference in which he defended his brand of world politics, saying he "strengthens our hand" by reaching out to enemies of the United States. Author J.G. Ballard, a survivor of a Japanese prison camp who reached a wide audience with the autobiographical "Empire Of The Sun," died in London at age 78. Felix "Doc" Blanchard, football superhero for Army and winner of the 1945 Heisman Trophy, died at his central Texas home at age 84.

One year ago: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings, was taken into custody after a manhunt that had left the city virtually paralyzed; his older brother and alleged accomplice, 26-year-old Tamerlan (TAM'-ehr-luhn), was killed earlier in a furious attempt to escape police. Newspaper publisher Al Neuharth, 89, died in Coco Beach, Fla. Children's author E.L. Konigsburg, 83, died in Falls Church, Va.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 89. Actress Elinor Donahue is 77. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 72. Actor Tim Curry is 68. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 67. Actor Tony Plana is 62. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 58. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 52. Recording executive Suge Knight is 49. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 47. Actress Ashley Judd is 46. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 46. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 44. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 42. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 42. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 40. Actor James Franco is 36. Actress Kate Hudson is 35. Actor Hayden Christensen is 33. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 33. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 29. Actor Courtland Mead is 27. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 27.

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Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 19, 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service in the Rotunda.

Ten years ago: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected pope in the first conclave of the new millennium; he took the name Benedict XVI. A Spanish court convicted a former Argentine naval officer, Adolfo Scilingo, of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to 640 years in prison for throwing 30 prisoners from planes during his country's "dirty war." General Motors reported a $1.1 billion quarterly loss.

Five years ago: The U.S. and Iraq claimed a major victory against al-Qaida, saying their forces had killed the terror group's two top figures in an air and ground assault on their safe house near former President Saddam Hussein's hometown. Kenya's Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot (CHEHR'-ee-aht) won the Boston Marathon and broke the course record with a time of 2:05:52; Ethiopia's Teyba Erkesso won the women's race in a time of 2:26:11.

One year ago: The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, leaving more than 300 dead, was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. (Lee Joon-seok was later sentenced to 36 years in prison; he was acquitted of a homicide charge which could have carried a death sentence.) Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey to freedom, though dozens more remained held in the country's chaotic civil war. Country music singer Kevin Sharp, 43, died in Fair Oaks, California.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 90. Actress Elinor Donahue is 78. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 73. Actor Tim Curry is 69. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 68. Actor Tony Plana is 63. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 59. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 53. Actor Tom Wood is 52. Recording executive Suge Knight is 50. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 48. Actress Ashley Judd is 47. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 47. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 45. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 43. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 43. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 41. Actor James Franco is 37. Actress Kate Hudson is 36. Actor Hayden Christensen is 34. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 34. Actress Kelen Coleman (TV: "The McCarthy's") is 31. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 30. Actor Courtland Mead is 28. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 28.

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Today is Tuesday, April 19, the 110th day of 2016. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 19, 1966, Bobbi Gibb, 23, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon at a time when only men were allowed to participate. (Gibb jumped into the middle of the pack after the sound of the starting pistol and finished in 3:21:40.)

On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.)

Ten years ago: White House political mastermind Karl Rove surrendered his role as chief policy coordinator and press secretary Scott McClellan resigned in an escalation of a Bush administration shake-up. The U.S. government released a previously secret list of the names and nationalities of 558 people held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Five years ago: Cuba's Communist Party picked 79-year-old Raul Castro to replace his ailing brother Fidel as first secretary during a key Party Congress; the 84-year-old Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance, to thunderous applause from the delegates. Syria did away with 50 years of emergency rule, but emboldened and defiant crowds accused President Bashar Assad of simply trying to buy time while clinging to power. Norwegian runner Grete Waitz, 57, who'd won nine New York marathons and the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, died in Oslo.

One year ago: Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury in the back of a Baltimore police van while he was handcuffed and shackled; six officers have been charged in connection with Gray's death. At the Academy of Country Music Awards, Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but lost the night's top prize, Entertainer of the Year, to Luke Bryan.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Hugh O'Brian is 91. Actress Elinor Donahue is 79. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 74. Actor Tim Curry is 70. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 69. Actor Tony Plana is 64. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 60. Motorsports Hall of Famer Al Unser Jr. is 54. Actor Tom Wood is 53. Recording executive Suge Knight is 51. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 49. Actress Ashley Judd is 48. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 48. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 46. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 44. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 44. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 42. Actor James Franco is 38. Actress Kate Hudson is 37. Actor Hayden Christensen is 35. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 35. Actress Kelen Coleman is 32. Actor Zack Conroy (TV: "The Bold and the Beautiful"; "Guiding Light") is 31. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 31. Actor Courtland Mead is 29. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 29.

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Today is Wednesday, April 19, the 109th day of 2017. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On April 19, 1967, Kathrine (cq) Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (at that time, a men-only event) under an official number by registering without mentioning her gender; by her own estimate, she finished in 4 hours and 20 minutes. (Bobbi Gibb, running unofficially for the second time, finished in 3:27:17.) Former West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer died at age 91.

Ten years ago: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a bleak assessment of Iraq, saying the war was "lost," triggering an angry backlash by Republicans. A jury in Selmer, Tenn., convicted Mary Winkler of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her preacher-husband, Matthew. (Mary Winkler spent seven months in custody, with two months served in a mental facility.)

Five years ago: Republicans rammed an election-year, $46 billion tax cut for most of America's employers through the House, ignoring a veto threat from President Barack Obama. (The measure went down to defeat in the Senate.) India announced the successful test launch of a new nuclear-capable missile. Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band, died in New York City at age 71. Greg Ham, a member of the Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home; he was 58.

One year ago: Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in New York's primary. Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech to the Communist Party that he put in power a half-century ago, telling party members he was nearing the end of his life and exhorting them to help his ideas survive. It was announced that Michael Strahan was moving from the daily talk show he co-hosted with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Today's Birthdays — April 19: Actress Elinor Donahue is 80. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 75. Actor Tim Curry is 71. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 70. Actor Tony Plana is 65. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 61. Motorsports Hall of Famer Al Unser Jr. is 55. Actor Tom Wood is 54. Recording executive Suge Knight is 52. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 50. Actress Ashley Judd is 49. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 49. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 47. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 45. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 45. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 43. Actor James Franco is 39. Actress Kate Hudson is 38. Actor Hayden Christensen is 36. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 36. Actress-comedian Ali Wong (TV: "American Housewife") is 35. Actress Kelen Coleman is 33. Actor Zack Conroy is 32. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 32. Actor Courtland Mead is 30. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 30.

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Today is Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 19, 1943, Jewish residents of the Warsaw ghetto revolted when Germans tried to resume deportations to the Treblinka concentration camp. When the uprising ended on May 16, 7,000 Jews and 300 Germans had died and the ghetto lay in ruins.

Five years ago: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings, was taken into custody after a manhunt that had left the city virtually paralyzed; his older brother and alleged accomplice, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed earlier in a furious attempt to escape police. Newspaper publisher Al Neuharth, 89, died in Coco Beach, Fla. Children's author E.L. Konigsburg, 83, died in Falls Church, Va.

One year ago: Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, 27, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts five days after being acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in Boston in 2012.

Today's Birthdays — April 19: American cardinal Justin Francis Rigali is 83. Actress Elinor Donahue is 81. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 76. Former NBA player Keith Erickson is 74. Actor Tim Curry is 72. Pop singer Mark "Flo" Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is 71. Former MLB player Rick Miller is 70. Fashion designer Paloma Picasso is 69. Actor Tony Plana is 66. Former tennis player Sue Barker is 62. Heavy metal singer Tony Martin (real name Anthony Phillip Harford) is 62. Former MLB pitcher Frank Viola (Minnesota Twins, New York Mets) is 58. Former MLB player Spike Owen is 57. Motorsports Hall of Famer Al Unser Jr. is 56. Actor Tom Wood is 55. Recording executive Suge Knight is 53. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 51. Actress Kim Hawthorne (TV: "Greenleaf") is 50. Actress Ashley Judd is 50. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 50. TV personality Jesse James is 49. Latin pop singer Luis Miguel is 48. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 46. Actress Jennifer Taylor is 46. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux (PAY'-roo) is 44. Former MLB pitcher Joe Beimel is 41. Actor James Franco is 40. Actress Kate Hudson is 39. Actor Hayden Christensen is 37. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 37. Actress-comedian Ali Wong is 36. MLB player Alberto Callaspo is 35. MLB pitcher Zach Duke is 35. MLB player Joe Mauer is 35. Actress Kelen Coleman is 34. Actor Zack Conroy is 33. Roots rock musician Steve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 33. Actor Courtland Mead is 31. Tennis player Maria Sharapova is 31. MLB player Jackie Bradley Jr. is 28.

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