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April 19 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 19. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 53 events. Showing 31 - 53.

  • 1951
    General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.
  • 1954
    The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognises Urdu and Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.
  • 1956
    Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
  • 1960
    Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
  • 1971
    Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin “Operation Dewey Canyon III”, a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971
    Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
  • 1971
    Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate–LaBianca murders.
  • 1973
    The Portuguese Socialist Party is founded in the German town of Bad Münstereifel.
  • 1975
    India’s first satellite, Aryabhata, is launched.
  • 1984
    Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
  • 1985
    U.S.S.R performs nuclear tests at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
  • 1985
    Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the neo-Nazi survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas. The CSA surrenders two days later.
  • 1987
    The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show.
  • 1989
    A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
  • 1993
    The 51-day FBI 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.
  • 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168.
  • 1997
    The 1997 Red River Flood 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.
  • 1999
    The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1933.
  • 2000
    Security guard David Sanes killed in accidental bombing in Vieques, Puerto Rico that resulted in U.S. Navy closing down its bombing range there.
  • 2011
    Fidel Castro resigns from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba after 45 years of holding the title.
  • 2013
    Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured while hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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