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On this day: April 19

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

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 - Ruth Hussey
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2005: Actress Ruth Hussey, best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in "The Philadelphia Story," dies from complications of an appendectomy at age 93 in Newbury Park, Calif. Hussey also appeared in movies such as "H.M. Pulham, Esq.," "The Uninvited," 1949's "The Great Gatsby" and the 1960 Bob Hope movie "The Facts of Life."

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