Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (Week 21)

April 19 in History

What happened on April 19 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 19 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 19 in history.

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1995
A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.
1993
The FBI ends a 51-day siege by storming the Branch Davidian religious cult headquarters in Waco, Texas.
1989
The battleship USS Iowa‘s number 2 turret explodes, killing sailors.
1982
NASA names Sally Ride to be the first woman astronaut.
1977
Alex Haley receives a special Pulitzer Prize for his book Roots.
1971
Russia launches its first Salyut space station.
1960
Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on their backs.
1943
The Warsaw Ghetto uprising against Nazi rule begins.
1939
Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights.
1938
General Francisco Franco declares victory in the Spanish Civil War.
1934
Shirley Temple appears in her first movie.
1927
In China, Hankow communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek.
1880
The Times war correspondent telephones a report of the Battle of Ahmed Khel, the first time news is sent from a field of battle in this manner.
1861
The Baltimore riots result in four Union soldiers and nine civilians killed.
1861
President Abraham Lincoln orders a blockade of Confederate ports.
1824
English poet Lord George Gordon Byron dies of malaria at age 36 while aiding Greek independence.
1802
The Spanish reopen New Orleans port to American merchants.
1794
Tadeusz Kosciuszko forces the Russians out of Warsaw.
1782
The Netherlands recognizes the United States.
1775
The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Massachusetts.
1764
The English Parliament bans the American colonies from printing paper money.
1689
Residents of Boston oust their governor, Edmond Andros.
1539
Emperor Charles V reaches a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany.