On this day: April 19

Published On: Apr 17 2013 02:37:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The American Revolutionary War breaks out, the Soviet Union launches the first space station, the Waco siege ends in a deadly blaze, and homegrown terrorists strike Oklahoma City, all on this day.

OTD April 19 - Rodney King
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1994: A Los Angeles jury awards $3.8 million to Rodney King for violation of his civil rights after being beaten with excessive force by Los Angeles police officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991. King's lawsuit had sought $56 million, or $1 million for every blow struck by the officers.

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