On This Day..... April 19

APRIL 19TH

  • TODAY IS OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING MEMORIAL DAY
  • TODAY IS NORTH DAKOTA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GARLIC DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL AMARETTO DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ROGER SHERMAN (1721-1793)
  • DICK SARGENT (1930-1994)
  • JAYNE MANSFIELD (1933-1967)
  • DUDLEY MOORE (1935-2002)
  • TIM CURRY (1946, 72)
  • VALERIE PLAME (1963, 55)
  • SUGE KNIGHT (1965, 53)
  • ASHLEY JUDD (1968, 50)
  • JESSE JAMES (1969, 49)
  • JAMES FRANCO (1978, 40)
  • KATE HUDSON (1979, 39)
  • HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN (1981, 37)
  • MARIA SHARAPOVA (1987, 31)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1529, A LUTHERAN PROTEST FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION AT THE SECOND DIET OF SPEYER BECOMES THE OFFICIAL START OF “PROTESTANTISM”
  • IN 1684, ROGER WILLIAMS, FOUNDER OF RHODE ISLAND, DIES AT 80
  • IN 1692, THE FIRST SALEM WITH TRIAL BEGINS WHEN BRIDGET BISHOP IS ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT. SHE WOULD BE THE FIRST OF 20 PEOPLE HANGED IN THE TRIALS.
  • IN 1770, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK SEES AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1775, “THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD” STARTS THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN LEXINGTON COMMON
  • IN 1775, PAUL REVERE, WILLIAM DAWES AND SAMUEL PRESCOTT ARE CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH
  • IN 1824, BRITISH POET LORD BYRON DIES AT 36 OF SEPTIC SHOCK AFTER BEING IMPROPERLY TREATED FOR A COLD
  • IN 1861, PRESIDENT LINCOLN ORDERS A BLOCKADE OF ALL CONFEDERATE PORTS
  • IN 1874, ALCATRAZ ISLAND IS DESTROYED BY A FIRE
  • IN 1882, CHARLES DARWIN DIES OF HEART FAILURE AT 73
  • IN 1897, THE FIRST BOSTON MARATHON IS WON BY JOHN MCDERMOTT IN 2:55:10
  • IN 1904, A FIRE STARTED AT E&S CURRIE NECKWEAR BECOMES THE “GREAT FIRE OF TORONTO OF 1904” BURNING DOWN MOST OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO
  • IN 1906, MARIE CURIE’S HUSBAND AND RESEARCH PARTNER PIERRE DIES IN A CAR CRASH AT 46
  • IN 1909, JOAN OF ARC IS NAMED A SAINT BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
  • IN 1919, LESLIE IRVIN MAKES THE FIRST EVER INTENTIONAL PARACHUTE JUMP
  • IN 1928, THE FINAL EDITION OF THE FIRST OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY IS PUBLISHED
  • IN 1932, PRESIDENT HOOVER FIRST ANNOUNCES THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE SHOULD ONLY WORK A FIVE DAY WORK WEEK
  • IN 1932, BONNIE PARKER (OF BONNIE AND CLYDE) IS ARRESTED FOR ROBBING A HARDWARE STORE BUT FOUND NOT GUILTY AND RELEASED A FEW MONTHS LATER
  • IN 1933, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT TAKES THE UNITED STATES OFF THE GOLD STANDARD
  • IN 1934, SHIRLEY TEMPLE’S FIRST MOVIE “STAND UP AND CHEER” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1939, AFTER 148 YEARS, CONNECTICUT BECOMES THE LAST COLONY TO RATIFY THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • IN 1943, JEWS IS THE WARSAW GHETTO REFUSE TO SURRENDER LEADING TO THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING
  • IN 1945, RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN OPEN “CAROUSEL” ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1947, 522 PEOPLE DIE WHEN A FRENCH SHIP EXPLODES IN TEXAS CITY HARBOR
  • IN 1948, THE AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY (ABC) BEGINS BROADCASTING
  • IN 1948, CHIANG KAI-SHEK IS ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF NATIONALIST CHINA
  • IN 1951, GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR RETIRES
  • IN 1960, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ADDS PLAYERS’ NAMES TO THE BACK OF UNIFORMS
  • IN 1965, 1010 WINS NEWS RADIO IN NEW YORK BEGINS BROADCASTING
  • IN 1965, HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS RELEASE “WHIPPED CREAM AND OTHER DELIGHTS”
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES RELEASE “TICKET TO RIDE”
  • IN 1966, THE 70TH BOSTON MARATHON INCLUDES ROBERTA BIGNAY, THE FIRST WOMAN TO RUN IN THE RACE
  • IN 1967, JAMES BOND’S “CASINO ROYALE” OPENS
  • IN 1967, THE BEATLES SIGN A CONTRACT VOWING TO STAY TOGETHER FOR TEN YEARS
  • IN 1970, THE FIRST “BROOM HILDA” COMIC APPEARS IN NEWSPAPERS
  • IN 1971, CHARLES MANSON IS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
  • IN 1973, PEPSI SIGNS A CONTRACT TO BE THE FIRST WESTERN COMPANY TO SELL THEIR PRODUCT IN THE SOVIET UNION
  • IN 1980, BLONDIE HITS #1 WITH “CALL ME”
  • IN 1980, R.E.M. PLAY THEIR FIRST PROFESSIONAL GIG TOGETHER
  • IN 1982, ROSIE RUIZ IS ARRESTED FOR CHEATING IN THE BOSTON MARATHON
  • IN 1982, SALLY RIDE BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE ASTRONAUT AND GUION BLUFORD BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK ASTRONAUT
  • IN 1986, MICHAEL SPINKS DEFEATS LARRY HOLMES FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1986, PRINCE HITS #1 WITH “KISS”
  • IN 1987, THE LAST WILD CONDOR IS CAPTURED ON A CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE RESERVE
  • IN 1989, TRISHA MELLI IS ASSAULTED AND RAPED IN CENTRAL PARK IN WHAT WOULD BECOMES KNOWN AS “THE CENTRAL PARK JOGGER INCIDENT”
  • IN 1990, ABC’S PRIME TIME LIVE INTERVIEWS MARLA MAPLES
  • IN 1990, NBC PREMIERES “WINGS”
  • IN 1991, EVANDER HOLYFIELD BEATS GEORGE FOREMAN FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1993, A 51 DAY STANDOFF AT THE BRANCH DIVIDIAN COMPLEX IN WACO TEXAS ENDS WITH 76 MEMBERS DYING AFTER THE CULT IS SET ON FIRE
  • IN 1994, RODNEY KING IS AWARDED $3.8 MILLION IN COMPENSATION
  • IN 1995, A TRUCK BOMB EXPLODES AT THE ALFRED MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING IN OKLAHOMA CITY KILLING 168 AND INJURING OVER 500 PEOPLE
  • IN 1997, ANDRE AGASSI (26) MARRIES BROOKE SHIELDS (31)
  • IN 2005, CARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER IS ELECTED POPE BENEDICT XVI
  • IN 2011, FIDEL CASTRO STEPS DOWN AS LEADER OF CUBA AFTER 45 YEARS HANDING OVER POWER TO HIS BROTHER RAUL
  • IN 2013, TAMERLAN TSARNAEV IS KILLED AND DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV IS CAPTURED FOUR DAYS AFTER THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
  • IN 2014, THE WHITE HOUSE REJECTS A PETITION TO DEPORT JUSTIN BIEBER WHICH HAD BEEN SIGNED BY 275,000 PEOPLE AFTER HIS DRUNK DRIVING ARREST
  • IN 2015, OVER 800 MIGRANTS DIE WHEN A BOAT FROM LIBYA TO ITALY CAPSIZES
  • IN 2017, AARON HERNANDEZ HANGS HIMSELF AND DIES IN HIS PRISON CELL
  • IN 2017, BILL O’REILLY IS LET GO FROM FOX NEWS OVER SEXUAL HARRASSMNET ALLEGATIONS

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