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April 19, 1947 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds
  • French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

Birthdays in History

  • Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), born in Boxtel, Netherlands (d. 2011)
1947 in History