On this day: April 19

Posted: 3:37 PM EDT Apr 17, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 19, 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 - Freddie Gray
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Family of Freddie Gray via CNN

2015: Freddie Gray, 25, dies a week after suffering a fatal spinal injury after being arrested in Baltimore and put in a police van without a seat belt. Gray had fallen into a coma while being transported and his cause of death was found to be from a spinal cord injury suffered during the ride. Large protests and, in some cases, destructive riots broke out after his death, with some claiming the fact Gray was black contributed to his treatment. The six officers charged in his death face an array of charges, with Caesar Goodson Jr., who was driving the police van carrying Gray, facing the most serious -- second-degree depraved-heart murder, which could mean 30 years behind bars if he's convicted.

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