This Day in History: 1945-04-19
The 49th Boston Marathon was won by John A. Kelley of Massachusetts in 2:30:40.2. Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Carousel” opens on Broadway in NYC. U.S. Aircraft Carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid. U.S. offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa. The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.