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  On this day in history

Following the death of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Joseph Ratzenberger is chosen as Pope. The US War of Independence began today with the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The first car to go on sale was completed today by the Duryea company in Springfield, MA. The San Francisco earthquake ended, but the fire continued. The Warsaw Ghetto uprising began , but the Nazis crushed it in a month. Actress Grace Kelly married Monaco Prince Rainier. The first all-news radio station went on the air. A pear-shaped diamond sold for $9 million. Pellagra is caused by poor diet, discovered Joe Goldberg. The Branch Dividian cult died in a mass incineration near Waco, TX. Tim McVeigh exploded his bomb in Oklahoma City killing 168. Also dead today: Charles Darwin, Ben Disraeli, Pierre Curie, Lord Byron, Daphne du Maurier and Frankie Howerd.
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