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 - Layne Staley
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2002: Layne Staley, the lead singer of rock band Alice in Chains, is found dead in his Seattle apartment. The autopsy report later concluded that Staley had died at the age of 34 on April 5, 2002, after injecting a mixture of heroin and cocaine known as a "speedball."

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