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On this day: April 19

Published On: Apr 17 2013 02:37:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2013 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 - Kate Hudson
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1979: Actress Kate Hudson, best known for her roles in movies such as "Almost Famous," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Raising Helen," "Fool's Gold" and "Bride Wars," is born in Los Angeles. The daughter of fellow actress Goldie Hawn, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Almost Famous."

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