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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 - James Franco
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1978: Actor James Franco, best known for his roles in the "Spider-Man" trilogy, "Pineapple Express," "127 Hours," "Milk" and "Oz the Great and Powerful," is born in Palo Alto, Calif.

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