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 - Jayne Mansfield
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20th Century Fox

1933: Actress Jayne Mansfield, a major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s, is born in in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She is best known for movies such as "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (pictured), "The Girl Can't Help It," "The Wayward Bus" and "Too Hot to Handle." In 1967 Mansfield died in a car accident at the age of 34.


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