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 - Eliot Ness
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1903: Eliot Ness, who became famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago as the leader of a team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables, is born in Chicago.

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