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