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4/20/2013 3:40:00 PM
World Almanac for April 19, 2013

Today is the 111th day of 2013 and the 33rd day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1836, Texas forces under the command of Sam Houston defeated Mexican forces at the Battle of San Jacinto.

In 1918, Germany's "Red Baron," fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, was shot down and killed near Amiens, France.

In 1960, the new city of Brasilia officially became Brazil's capital.

In 1992, murderer Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed by the state of California in 25 years.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855), novelist/poet; John Muir (1838-1914), environmentalist; Anthony Quinn (1915-2001), actor; Elizabeth II (1926- ), British monarch; Elaine May (1932- ), actress/filmmaker; Charles Grodin (1935- ), actor; James Dobson (1936- ), evangelist/author; Patti LuPone (1949- ), actress/singer; Tony Danza (1951- ), actor; Rob Riggle (1970- ), actor/comedian; James McAvoy (1979- ), actor.

TODAY'S FACT: Brasilia was added to the United Nations' World Heritage List in 1987 in recognition of the city's innovative urban planning and design.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1980, Rosie Ruiz won the women's division of the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:31:56. The title was stripped eight days later, when officials learned that Ruiz had started the race just a mile before the finish line.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." -- John Muir

TODAY'S NUMBER: 61 -- years Queen Elizabeth II has ruled Great Britain.

TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (April 18) and full moon (April 25).

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