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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 - Charles Darwin
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1882: English naturalist Charles Darwin, who published his theory of evolution via natural selection in his 1859 book "On the Origin of Species," dies of heart failure at the age of 73 in Downe, Kent, England.

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