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What Happened on April 19th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in the suburb of Watertown.
2011 Fidel Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba after holding the title since July 1961.
2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected to the papacy and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.
2000 Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes in Samal, Davao del Norte, killing all 131 people on board.
1999 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
1995 Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168 people including 19 children under the age of six.
1993 The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. 76 Davidians, including eighteen children under the age of ten, died in the fire.
1989 A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
1987 The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with Good Night.
1985 Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas; the CSA surrenders two days later.
1984 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
1975 India's first satellite Aryabhata launched in orbit from Kapustin Yar, Russia.
1973 The Portuguese Socialist Party is founded in the German town of Bad Münstereifel.
1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
1971 Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
1971 Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy in the Tate-LaBianca murders.
1960 Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
1956 Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
1943 World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.
1943 Albert Hofmann deliberately doses himself with LSD for the first time, three days after having discovered its effects on April 16.
1942 World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
1927 Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
1903 The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world.
1861 American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
1839 The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guarantees its neutrality.
1818 French physicist Augustin Fresnel signs his preliminary "Note on the Theory of Diffraction" (deposited on the following day). The document ends with what we now call the Fresnel integrals.
1810 Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparán, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.
1809 An Austrian corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
1782 John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.
1775 American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
1770 Captain James Cook, still holding the rank of lieutenant, sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
1770 Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI of France in a proxy wedding.
1713 With no living male heirs, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inheritable by a female; his daughter and successor, Maria Theresa was not actually born until 1717.
1677 The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.
1608 In Ireland: O'Doherty's Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry.
1539 Treaty of Frankfurt signed.
1529 Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: After the Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism, a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.
1506 The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are being slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics.
1012 Martyrdom of ÿlfheah in Greenwich, England.
797 Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after, Constantine dies of his wounds; Irene proclaims herself basileus.
531 Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Raqqa (northern Syria).
65 The freedman Milichus betrays Piso's plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.
Famous People Born on April 19

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Year Name
1956 Anne Glover, Scottish biologist and academic
1989 Daisuke Watabe, Japanese footballer
1971 Brendon Burns, Australian comedian, podcaster, writer and author
1941 Clark Dimond, American musician and author
1966 Paul Reiffel, Australian cricketer and umpire
1894 Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (d. 1966)
1956 Randy Carlyle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1993 Lia Wälti, Swiss footballer
1987 Joe Hart, English footballer
1814 Louis Amédée Achard, French journalist and author (d. 1875)
Famous People Deaths On April 19

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Date Name
2016 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean politician (b. 1918)
1831 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1765)
2013 Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (b. 1936)
1588 Paolo Veronese, Italian painter (b. 1528)
1993 David Koresh, American religious leader (b. 1959)
2003 Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph (b. 1928)
1567 Michael Stifel, German monk and mathematician (b. 1487)
1950 Ernst Robert Curtius, French-German philologist and scholar (b. 1886)
1937 William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist and zoologist (b. 1865)
2005 George P. Cosmatos, Italian-Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1941)