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Historical Events on 19th April, What Happened on April 19th This Day in History

2013 : Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured while hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts.
2011 : Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.
1999 : The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1933.
1997 : The Red River Flood of 1997 overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.
1995 : Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168.
1993 : The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
1993 : South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
1989 : A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
1987 : The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show.
1985 : U.S.S.R performs nuclear tests at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
1985 : FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas.
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, is launched.
1973 : The Portuguese Socialist Party is founded in the German town of Bad Münstereifel.
1971 : Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.
1971 : Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
1971 : Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C..
1971 : Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
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.
1954 : The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognises Urdu and Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.
1951 : General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.
1950 : Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1948 : Burma joins the United Nations.
1945 : Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
1943 : World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.
1942 : World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
1928 : The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1927 : Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
1919 : Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
1903 : The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
1897 : Léo Taxil exposes his own fabrications concerning Freemasonry
1892 : Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1861 : American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
1855 : Visit of Napoleon III to Guildhall, London
1839 : The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guaranteeing its neutrality.
1810 : Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, 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
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 : Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI in a proxy wedding.
1770 : Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
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 inherited by his daughter, Maria Theresa of Austria (not actually born until 1717).
1677 : The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.
1539 : Charles V and Protestants signs Treaty of Frankfurt.
1529 : Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: The Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism; a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.
1012 : Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.
531 : Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persian at Ar-Raqqah (northern Syria).
65 : The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso's plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.

April 19 Birthdays, Who born on April 19th

1995 Akira Saitō (Japanese actress)
1994 Lee Areum (South Korean singer (T-ara))
1993 Sebastian de Souza (English actor)
1992 Paul-Jose M'Poku (Belgian footballer)
1991 Steve Cook (English footballer)
1990 Himchan (South Korean singer and dancer (B.A.P))
1990 Jackie Bradley (Jr.)
1990 Kim Chiu (Filipino actress)
1990 Héctor Miguel Herrera (Mexican footballer)
1990 Damien Le Tallec (French footballer)
1990 Teo Olivares (American actor)
1990 Patrick Wiegers (German footballer)
1989 Dominik Mader (German footballer)
1989 Belinda Owusu (English actress)
1989 Daisuke Watabe (Japanese footballer)
1988 Enrique Esqueda Mexican footballer ()
1988 Haruna Kojima (Japanese actress and singer (AKB48 and no3b))
1988 Saya Yūki (Japanese actress)
1987 Oksana Akinshina (Russian actress)
1987 David Cavazos (Mexican singer-songwriter)
1987 Luigi Giorgi (Italian footballer)
1987 Joe Hart (English footballer)
1987 Courtland Mead (American actor)
1987 Daniel Schuhmacher (German singer-songwriter)
1987 Maria Sharapova (Russian tennis player)
1987 Lauren Wilson (Canadian figure skater)
1986 Maxine (American wrestler and model)
1986 Pascal Angan (Beninese footballer)
1986 Heather Kuzmich (American model)
1986 Zhou Mi (Chinese singer-songwriter and actor (Super Junior-M))
1986 Candace Parker (American basketball player)
1986 Will Thursfield (English-Australian footballer)
1985 Valon Behrami (Swiss footballer)
1985 Jan Zimmermann (German footballer)
1984 Lee Da-hae (South Korean actress)
1984 Christopher Pearce (English cricketer)
1983 Alberto Callaspo (Venezuelan-American baseball player)
1983 Zach Duke (American baseball player)
1983 Patrick Platins (German footballer)
1982 Joseph Hagerty (American gymnast)
1982 Rocco Sabato (Italian footballer)
1982 Ignacio Serricchio (Argentinian-American actor)
1982 Sitiveni Sivivatu (New Zealand rugby player)
1981 Hayden Christensen (Canadian actor)
1981 Ryuta Hara (Japanese footballer)
1981 Martin Havlát (Czech ice hockey player)
1981 Kasie Head (American model)
1981 James Hibberd (English cricketer)
1981 Napakpapha Nakprasitte (Thai actress)
1981 Troy Polamalu (American football player)
1981 Catalina Sandino Moreno (Colombian actress)
1980 Jason Blaine (Canadian singer-songwriter)
1980 Robyn Regehr (Brazilian-Canadian ice hockey player)
1980 Alexis Thorpe (American actress)
1979 Rocky Bernard (American football player)
1979 Kate Hudson (American actress and singer)
1979 Zhao Junzhe (Chinese footballer)
1979 Nicole Raczynski (American wrestler)
1979 Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgarian chess player)
1978 James Franco (American actor)
1978 Gabriel Heinze (Argentinian footballer)
1978 Amanda Sage (American-Austrian painter)
1977 Joe Beimel (American baseball player)
1977 Lucien Mettomo (Cameroonian footballer)
1977 Dennys Reyes (Mexican baseball player)
1977 Jonny Storm (English wrestler)
1976 Ruud Jolie (Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation))
1976 Scott Padgett (American basketball player)
1976 Kim Young-oh (South Korean illustrator)
1975 Jason Gillespie (Australian cricketer and coach)
1975 Jussi Jääskeläinen (Finnish footballer)
1974 Akara Amarttayakul (Thai actor)
1973 George Gregan (Zambian-Australian rugby player and coach)
1973 Alessio Scarpi (Italian footballer)
1972 Rivaldo (Brazilian footballer)
1972 Jeff Wilkins (American football player)
1971 Gad Elmaleh (Moroccan-French comedian and actor)
1970 Kelly Holmes (English runner)
1970 Luis Miguel (Mexican singer-songwriter and producer)
1969 Andrew Carnie (Canadian-American educator and author)
1969 Jesse James (American motorcycle builder)
1969 Susan Polgar (Hungarian-American chess player)
1968 Mswati III of Swaziland ()
1968 Ashley Judd (American actress)
1968 Pascal Kleiman (Spanish DJ)
1968 Arshad Warsi (Indian actor)
1967 Philippe Saint-André (French rugby player and coach)
1967 Steven H Silver (American journalist and author)
1967 Dar Williams (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cry Cry Cry))
1966 Véronique Gens (French soprano)
1966 Brett J. Gladman (Canadian astronomer)
1966 David La Haye (Canadian actor)
1966 Julia Neigel (Russian-German singer-songwriter and producer)
1966 El Samurai (Japanese wrestler)
1965 Natalie Dessay (French soprano)
1965 Suge Knight (American record producer)
1964 Gordon Marshall (Scottish footballer and coach)
1962 Al Unser (Jr.)
1961 Richard Foltz (American-Canadian scholar)
1961 Spike Owen (American baseball player and coach)
1960 Nicoletta Braschi (Italian actress and producer)
1960 Ara Gevorgyan (Armenian pianist)
1960 Roger Merrett (Australian footballer and coach)
1960 John Schweitz (American basketball player and coach)
1960 Frank Viola (American baseball player and coach)
1959 Donald Markwell (Australian sociologist and educator)
1958 Steve Antin (American actor)
1958 Denis O'Brien (Irish businessman)
1957 Mukesh Ambani (Indian businessman)
1957 Tony Martin (English singer-songwriter (Black Sabbath)
1956 Sue Barker (English tennis player and journalist)
1956 Randy Carlyle (Canadian ice hockey player and coach)
1954 Trevor Francis (English footballer and manager)
1954 Bob Rock (Canadian guitarist)
1953 Rod Morgenstein (American drummer (Winger)
1953 Ruby Wax (American-English comedian and actress)
1952 Alexis Argüello (Nicaraguan boxer and politician (d. 2009))
1952 Tony Plana (Cuban-American actor and director)
1951 Barry Brown (American actor and playwright (d. 1978))
1951 Jóannes Eidesgaard (Faroese educator and politician)
1949 Paloma Picasso (French-Spanish fashion designer)
1949 Larry Walters (American truck driver and pilot (d. 1993))
1948 Stuart McLean (Canadian radio host and author)
1948 Rick Miller (American baseball player and manager)
1947 Murray Perahia (American pianist and conductor)
1947 Mark Volman (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Turtles)
1946 Tim Curry (English actor and singer)
1946 Mary Jo Slater (American casting director and producer)
1944 Keith Erickson (American basketball player and sportscaster)
1944 James Heckman (American economist)
1944 Bernie Worrell (American keyboardist and songwriter (Parliament-Funkadelic)
1943 Eve Graham (Scottish singer (The New Seekers))
1942 Bas Jan Ader (Dutch-American photographer and director (d. 1975))
1942 Alan Price (English keyboard player and songwriter (The Animals))
1942 Jack Roush (American businessman)
1941 Priit Aimla (Estonian writer)
1941 Roberto Carlos (Brazilian singer-songwriter and actor)
1941 Bobby Russell (American singer-songwriter (d. 1992))
1940 Dougal Haston (Scottish mountaineer (d. 1977))
1940 Genya Ravan (American singer-songwriter and producer (Goldie & the Gingerbreads and Ten Wheel Drive))
1939 E. Clay Shaw (Jr.)
1938 Stanley Fish (American academic and scholar)
1937 Elinor Donahue (American actress)
1937 Joseph Estrada (Filipino actor)
1936 Wilfried Martens (Belgian politician)
1936 Jack Pardee (American football player and coach (d. 2013))
1935 Dudley Moore (English-American actor)
1935 Justin Francis Rigali (American cardinal)
1934 Dickie Goodman (American record producer (d. 1989))
1933 Dickie Bird (English cricketer and umpire)
1933 Jayne Mansfield (American model)
1932 Fernando Botero (Colombian painter and sculptor)
1931 Garfield Morgan (English actor (d. 2009))
1931 Walter Stewart (Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004))
1930 Ewan Jamieson (New Zealand commander (d. 2013))
1930 Dick Sargent (American actor (d. 1994))
1928 Alexis Korner (French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blues Incorporated and Collective Consciousness Society) (d. 1984))
1927 Kenneth (American hairdresser (d. 2013))
1926 Rawya Ateya (Egyptian politician (d. 1997))
1925 John Kraaijkamp (Sr.)
1925 Hugh O'Brian (American actor)
1922 Erich Hartmann (German pilot (d. 1993))
1921 Anna Lee Aldred (American jockey (d. 2006))
1920 Gene Leis (American guitarist)
1920 John O'Neil (American baseball player and manager (d. 2012))
1920 Julien Ries (Belgian cardinal (d. 2013))
1919 Sol Kaplan (American film and television composer (d. 1990))
1917 Sven Hassel (Danish-German soldier and author (d. 2012))
1912 Glenn Seaborg (American chemist)
1907 Alan Wheatley (English actor (d. 1991))
1903 Eliot Ness (American lawman (d. 1957))
1902 Veniamin Kaverin (Russian author (d. 1989))
1900 Richard Hughes (English author)
1900 Roland Michener (Canadian lawyer and politician)
1899 George O'Brien (American actor (d. 1985))
1897 Peter de Noronha (Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970))
1897 Jiroemon Kimura (Japanese supercentenarian and oldest man ever (d. 2013))
1897 Constance Talmadge (American actress (d. 1973))
1894 Elizabeth Dilling (American author and activist (d. 1966))
1892 Germaine Tailleferre (French composer (d. 1983))
1891 Françoise Rosay (French actress and singer (d. 1974))
1889 Otto Georg Thierack (German jurist and politician (d. 1946))
1885 Karl Tarvas (Estonian architect (d. 1975))
1883 Henry Jameson (American soccer player (d. 1938))
1883 Richard von Mises (Austrian-American mathematician (d. 1953))
1882 Getúlio Vargas (Brazilian lawyer and politician)
1877 Ole Evinrude (Norwegian-American inventor)
1874 Ernst Rüdin (Swiss psychiatrist)
1835 Julius Krohn (Finnish poet)
1832 José Echegaray (Spanish poet and playwright)
1814 Louis Amédée Achard (French author (d. 1875))
1793 Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875) ()
1787 Deaf Smith (American soldier (d. 1837))
1785 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly (French pianist and composer (d. 1858))
1758 William Carnegie (7th Earl of Northesk)
1757 Edward Pellew (1st Viscount Exmouth)
1734 Karl von Ordóñez (Austrian composer (d. 1786))
1721 Roger Sherman (American lawyer and politician (d. 1793))
1715 James Nares (English organist and composer (d. 1783))
1686 Vasily Tatishchev (Russian ethnographer and politician (d. 1750))
1665 Jacques Lelong (French author (d. 1721))
1660 Sebastián Durón (Spanish composer (d. 1716))
1658 Johann Wilhelm (Elector Palatine)
1613 Christoph Bach (German pianist (d. 1661))
1603 Michel Le Tellier (French politician (d. 1685))
626 Eanflæd (English daughter of Edwin of Northumbria (d. 685))

April 19 deaths, Who died on April 19th

2013 Sivanthi Adithan (Indian businessman (b. 1936))
2013 Kenneth Appel (American mathematician (b. 1932))
2013 Allan Arbus (American actor (b. 1918))
2013 Mike Denness (Scottish-English cricketer and referee (b. 1940))
2013 Patrick Garland (English actor and director (b. 1935))
2013 Aishah Ghani (Malaysian politician (b. 1923))
2013 Robert Holding (American businessman (b. 1926))
2013 François Jacob (French biologist)
2013 Thomas Joseph Kelly (American horse trainer (b. 1919))
2013 E. L. Konigsburg (American author and illustrator (b. 1930))
2013 Al Neuharth (American journalist)
2012 Leopold David de Rothschild (English financier and philanthropist (b. 1927))
2012 Greg Ham (Australian saxophonist)
2012 Levon Helm (American singer-songwriter)
2012 Murtaza Razvi (Pakistani journalist (b. 1964))
2012 Valeri Vasiliev (Russian ice hockey player (b. 1949))
2011 Elisabeth Sladen (English actress (b. 1946))
2010 Guru (American rapper)
2010 Edwin Valero (Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981))
2010 Carl Williams (Australian murderer and drug trafficker (b. 1970))
2009 J. G. Ballard (Chinese-English author (b. 1930))
2008 John Marzano (American baseball player (b. 1963))
2008 Alfonso López Trujillo (Colombian cardinal (b. 1935))
2007 Jean-Pierre Cassel (French actor (b. 1932))
2007 Helen Walton (American businesswomen (b. 1919))
2006 Albert Scott Crossfield (American engineer)
2005 George P. Cosmatos (Italian-Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1941))
2005 Ruth Hussey (American actress (b. 1911))
2005 Clement Meadmore (Australian-American sculptor (b. 1929))
2005 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Danish bassist and composer (b. 1946))
2004 Norris McWhirter (English author and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records (b. 1925))
2004 John Maynard Smith (English biologist (b. 1920))
2003 Mirza Tahir Ahmad (Indian-English caliph (b. 1928))
2001 Meldrim Thomson (Jr.. American politician)
2000 Louis Applebaum (Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1918))
1999 Hermine Braunsteiner (Austrian-German SS officer (b. 1919))
1999 David Sanes (American security guard (b. 1954))
1998 Octavio Paz (Mexican poet)
1997 Eldon Hoke (American singer and drummer (The Mentors and The Screamers) (b. 1958))
1996 John Martin Scripps (English murderer (b. 1959))
1993 David Koresh (American religious leader (b. 1959))
1993 George S. Mickelson (American politician)
1993 Timos Perlegas (Greek actor (b. 1938))
1993 Joseph Wallace (American murder victim (b. 1990))
1992 Frankie Howerd (English actor (b. 1917))
1991 Stanley Hawes (English-Australian director and producer (b. 1905))
1989 Daphne du Maurier (English author and playwright (b. 1907))
1988 Kwon Ki-ok (North Korean pilot (b. 1901))
1975 Percy Lavon Julian (American chemist (b. 1899))
1967 Konrad Adenauer (German politician)
1966 Eduards Smiļģis (Latvian actor and director (b. 1886))
1966 Javier Solís (Mexican singer and actor (b. 1931))
1961 Max Hainle (German swimmer (b. 1882))
1960 Beardsley Ruml (American economist (b. 1894))
1958 Artur Kukk (Estonian wrestler (b. 1899))
1955 Jim Corbett (Indian conservationist)
1950 Ernst Robert Curtius (French-German philologist and scholar (b. 1886))
1949 Ulrich Salchow (Swedish figure skater (b. 1877))
1941 Johanna Müller-Hermann (Austrian composer (b. 1878))
1937 Martin Conway (1st Baron Conway of Allington)
1937 William Morton Wheeler (American entomologist (b. 1865))
1930 Georges-Casimir Dessaulles (Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827))
1926 Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov (Russian statistician (b. 1874))
1916 Ephraim Shay (American engineer)
1914 Charles Sanders Peirce (American philosopher and mathematician (b. 1839))
1906 Pierre Curie (French physicist)
1906 Spencer Gore (English tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850))
1901 Alfred Horatio Belo (American publisher)
1893 Martin Körber (Baltic German pastor)
1892 Thomas Pelham Dale (English clergyman (b. 1821))
1882 Charles Darwin (English biologist and theorist (b. 1809))
1881 Benjamin Disraeli (English politician)
1854 Robert Jameson (Scottish mineralogist (b. 1774))
1840 Jean-Jacques Lartigue (Canadian bishop (b. 1777))
1833 James Gambier (1st Baron Gambier)
1831 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger (German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1765))
1824 Lord Byron (English-Scottish poet (b. 1788))
1813 Benjamin Rush (American physician and educator (b. 1745))
1791 Richard Price (Welsh philosopher (b. 1723))
1768 Canaletto (Italian painter (b. 1697))
1739 Nicholas Saunderson (English mathematician (b. 1682))
1733 Elizabeth Hamilton (Countess of Orkney (b. 1655))
1689 Christina (Queen of Sweden (b. 1626))
1686 Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra (Spanish historian and playwright (b. 1610))
1629 Sigismondo d'India (Italian composer (b. 1582))
1627 Sir John Beaumont (1st Baronet)
1618 Thomas Bastard (English clergyman (b. 1566))
1608 Thomas Sackville (1st Earl of Dorset)
1588 Paolo Veronese (Italian painter (b. 1528))
1578 Uesugi Kenshin (Japanese daimyo (b. 1530))
1567 Michael Stifel (German monk and mathematician (b. 1487))
1560 Philipp Melanchthon (German theologian and reformer (b. 1497))
1390 Robert II of Scotland (b. 1316) ()
1321 Patriarch Gerasimus I of Constantinople ()
1054 Pope Leo IX (b. 1002) ()
1012 Ælfheah of Canterbury (English archbishop (b. 954))