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    • April 19, 1012 "Martyrdom of St. Alphege in Greenwich, London."

    • April 19, 1529 "At the Second Diet of Speyer, a group of rulers (German: Frst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms, beginning the Protestant movement."

    • April 19, 1587 Sir Francis Drake sinks the Spanish fleet in Cdiz harbor.

    • April 19, 1713 "With no living male heirs, Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inherited by his daughter, Maria Theresa (not actually born until 1717)."

    • April 19, 1775 American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Lexington and Concord which began the American Revolutionary War.

    • April 19, 1775 "Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon Revolution begins-Lexington Common, shot ""heard round the world"""

    • April 19, 1782 Netherlands recognizes US

    • April 19, 1783 George Washington proclaims end of hostilities

    • April 19, 1809 "The army of Austria attacks and is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition."

    • April 19, 1810 "Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed."

    • April 19, 1825 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay

    • April 19, 1839 The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.

    • April 19, 1839 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom

    • April 19, 1852 Calif Historical Society forms

    • April 19, 1861 "Baltimore riots-4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed"

    • April 19, 1861 Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)

    • April 19, 1861 President Lincoln orders blockade of Southern ports from SC to Texas

    • April 19, 1874 Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire

    • April 19, 1877 "The opera ""Les Cloches de Cornerville"" is produced (Paris)"

    • April 19, 1892 "Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts."

    • April 19, 1892 Charles Duryea takes first American-made auto out for a spin

    • April 19, 1897 "First American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)"

    • April 19, 1902 "In Guatemala a 7.5 earthquake lasted perhaps 30 to 40 seconds and caused some 2,000 deaths in Quelzaltenango"

    • April 19, 1904 "Much of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is destroyed by fire."

    • April 19, 1904 R S Dugan discovers asteroids #533 Sara & #534 Nassovia

    • April 19, 1909 Joan of Arc receives beatification.

    • April 19, 1919 Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.

    • April 19, 1927 Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

    • April 19, 1928 The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.

    • April 19, 1930 Clarence DeMar wins his 7th Boston Marathon

    • April 19, 1933 FDR announces US will leave the gold standard

    • April 19, 1934 "Shirley Temple appears in her first movie, ""Stand Up & Cheer"""

    • April 19, 1934 Shirley Temple debuts in Stand Up and Cheer.

    • April 19, 1936 First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.

    • April 19, 1939 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)

    • April 19, 1940 """Lake Shore Ltd"" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY"

    • April 19, 1943 """Bermuda Conference"": Fruitless discussion by U.S. and British delegates on deliverance of Nazi victims."

    • April 19, 1943 Bicycle Day Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.

    • April 19, 1943 Jews attack Nazi occupation forces at Warsaw Ghetto

    • April 19, 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt; liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto continues for one month.

    • April 19, 1943 "World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising."

    • April 19, 1944 Gerard Cote wins his 2nd straight & 3rd career Boston Marathon

    • April 19, 1945 "Rodgers & Hammerstein musical ""Carousel"" opens on Broadway"

    • April 19, 1947 Tor Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup

    • April 19, 1948 Gerard Cote wins his 4th Boston Marathon

    • April 19, 1949 "Rick Muth, President of ORCO Block was born"

    • April 19, 1950 19-year-old Ham Young became the youngest Boston Marathon winner

    • April 19, 1950 Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

    • April 19, 1951 General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.

    • April 19, 1951 "Shigeki Tanaka, survivor of Hiroshima A-bomb, wins Boston Marathon"

    • April 19, 1954 "7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th"

    • April 19, 1954 Constituent Assembly of Pakistan decides Urdu and Bengali to be national languages of Pakistan.

    • April 19, 1955 "The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network."

    • April 19, 1955 "USS Albany and USS William Wood begin to provide disaster relief to citizens of Volos, Greece, ending 21 April"

    • April 19, 1956 Actress Grace Kelly marries Rainier III of Monaco.

    • April 19, 1956 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III

    • April 19, 1957 "Charles Funk of Funk & Wagnalls, dies at 76"

    • April 19, 1957 "In the Fox Islands, Alaska a 7.5quake was one of th elargest qukes in the U.S. (man they get a lot up in that area)"

    • April 19, 1960 "Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against their president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign."

    • April 19, 1961 The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.

    • April 19, 1962 Eino Oksanen wins his 3rd Boston Marathon

    • April 19, 1962 "NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900 m"

    • April 19, 1963 """Hot Spot"" opens at the Majestic Theater on Broadway"

    • April 19, 1965 T.A.M.I. Show premiers in London

    • April 19, 1966 Roberta Bignay becomes the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon

    • April 19, 1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)

    • April 19, 1967 US Surveyor III lands on Moon

    • April 19, 1968 "Dedication of the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra, by Prime Minister John Gorton The memorial is a copy of the original unveiled at Port Said, Egypt, by former Prime Minister William Morris Hughes in 1932"

    • April 19, 1968 The first American since 1957 wins the 72nd Boston Marathon

    • April 19, 1969 """Oliver,"" Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn win 51st Acadamy Awards"

    • April 19, 1971 "Launch of Salyut 1, first human-made space station."

    • April 19, 1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day)

    • April 19, 1971 USSR Salyut 1 launched; first manned lab in orbit

    • April 19, 1971 "Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, DC."

    • April 19, 1975 India launches first satellite with help of USSR

    • April 19, 1976 C-I Lagerkvist discovers asteroid #2114 Wallenquist

    • April 19, 1976 Executive Order 9066 is rescinded.

    • April 19, 1978 Lagumot Harris is elected President of Nauru.

    • April 19, 1978 Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel

    • April 19, 1979 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Bkln NY)

    • April 19, 1979 J C Muzzio discovers asteroid #3666

    • April 19, 1980 "Ethel Wilson actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88"

    • April 19, 1982 Alberto Salazar wins the Boston Marathon in a record 2:8:51

    • April 19, 1982 "Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery"

    • April 19, 1982 Sally Ride announced as first woman astronaut

    • April 19, 1982 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit

    • April 19, 1983 "Lorene Scott actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74"

    • April 19, 1984 "Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs first appears in print (Nature mag)"

    • April 19, 1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth

    • April 19, 1985 "Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours."

    • April 19, 1985 U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk U.S.S.R.

    • April 19, 1986 "Alvin Childress actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78"

    • April 19, 1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes for heavyweight boxing title

    • April 19, 1986 Number one hit on UK music charts - George Michael - A Different Corner

    • April 19, 1987 "Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)"

    • April 19, 1987 "Maxwell D Taylor US commander 101st airborne (WW II), dies at 85"

    • April 19, 1987 "The Simpsons make their television debut in the short ""Good Night"" a segment for The Tracey Ullman Show."

    • April 19, 1989 "A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors."

    • April 19, 1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone

    • April 19, 1990 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time

    • April 19, 1991 Battle of the Ages-Heavyweight champ Evander Hollyfield beats 42 year old George Foreman

    • April 19, 1991 "Evander Holyfield defeats George Foreman by unanimous decision to retain the world heavyweight championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey."

    • April 19, 1991 Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990

    • April 19, 1992 "Balki & Mary Ann wed on ""Perfect Strangers"""

    • April 19, 1993 "The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die."

    • April 19, 1995 "Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh, was executed in Arkansas."

    • April 19, 1999 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.

    • April 19, 2000 "An Air Philippines Boeing 737-200 crashes near Davao International Airport, killing 131."

    • April 19, 2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

    • April 19, 2008 "Jewish Holiday - Passover April 19-27, 2008 - No work permitted on April 20-21, 26-27. Work is permitted only on April 22-25 with certain restrictions."

    • April 19, 2011 "In the Movie ""Terminator"" Skynet is activated and becomes self aware."







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