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On This Day - October 19, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1983 – The Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop is executed during a military coup d'état. 2012 – Big Tex, a 52-foot statue and cultural icon in Dallas is destroyed by fire. 1984 – Roman Catholic priest from Poland, Jerzy Popiełuszko, associated with the Solidarity union, is murdered by three agents of the Polish communist internal intelligence agency. 1931 – John le Carré, British intelligence officer and author, is born. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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