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 - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins in German-occupied Poland, with a resistance rising up against Nazi efforts to transport the ghetto's remaining Jewish population to Treblinka extermination camp. The rebellion, the largest single revolt by the Jews during World War II, ended when the poorly armed and supplied resistance was crushed by the Germans, who officially finished their operation to liquidate the ghetto on May 16.


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