On this day: April 19

POSTED: 12:37 PM PDT Apr 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 18, 2016 

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 - Maria Sharapova
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1987: Professional tennis player Maria Sharapova, who made her professional debut in 2001 on her 14th birthday, is born in Nyagan, Soviet Union. She has won four Grand Slam singles titles and been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She also won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


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