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April 19th, 2005 (April 19 2005)EventCardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.
April 19th, 1999 (April 19 1999)EventThe German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
April 19th, 1995 (April 19 1995)EventOklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh, is executed in Arkansas.
April 19th, 1993 (April 19 1993)EventThe 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
April 19th, 1993 (April 19 1993)EventSouth Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.
April 19th, 1989 (April 19 1989)EventA gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
April 19th, 1985 (April 19 1985)EventAdvance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
April 19th, 1985 (April 19 1985)EventU.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk U.S.S.R.
April 19th, 1976 (April 19 1976)EventExecutive Order 9066 is rescinded.
April 19th, 1975 (April 19 1975)EventIndia s first satellite Aryabhata is launched.
April 19th, 1971 (April 19 1971)EventSierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
April 19th, 1971 (April 19 1971)EventVietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, DC.
April 19th, 1971 (April 19 1971)EventLaunch of Salyut 1, first human-made space station.
April 19th, 1971 (April 19 1971)EventCharles Manson is sentenced to death for the Sharon Tate murders.Sharon Tate Quotes
April 19th, 1961 (April 19 1961)EventThe Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
April 19th, 1960 (April 19 1960)EventStudents in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against their president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
April 19th, 1956 (April 19 1956)EventActress Grace Kelly marries Rainier III of Monaco.
April 19th, 1955 (April 19 1955)EventThe German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.Tom Ze Quotes
April 19th, 1954 (April 19 1954)EventConstituent Assembly of Pakistan decides Urdu and Bengali to be national languages of Pakistan.
April 19th, 1951 (April 19 1951)EventGeneral Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
April 19th, 1950 (April 19 1950)EventArgentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
April 19th, 1945 (April 19 1945)EventThe diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
April 19th, 1943 (April 19 1943)EventWorld War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
April 19th, 1943 (April 19 1943)EventBicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
April 19th, 1936 (April 19 1936)EventFirst day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
April 19th, 1934 (April 19 1934)EventShirley Temple debuts in Stand Up and Cheer.
April 19th, 1928 (April 19 1928)EventThe 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
April 19th, 1927 (April 19 1927)EventMae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.Mae West Quotes
April 19th, 1919 (April 19 1919)EventLeslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
April 19th, 1909 (April 19 1909)EventJoan of Arc receives beatification. Joan of Arc Quotes
April 19th, 1904 (April 19 1904)EventMuch of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is destroyed by fire.
April 19th, 1892 (April 19 1892)EventCharles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
April 19th, 1861 (April 19 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861, a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
April 19th, 1839 (April 19 1839)EventThe Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.
April 19th, 1810 (April 19 1810)EventVenezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
April 19th, 1809 (April 19 1809)EventThe army of Austria attacks and is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition.
April 19th, 1782 (April 19 1782)EventJohn Adams secured the Dutch Republic s recognition of the United States as an independent government and the house that he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became the first American embassy.John Adams Quotes
April 19th, 1775 (April 19 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: The Battle of Lexington and Concord which began the American Revolutionary War.
April 19th, 1713 (April 19 1713)EventWith no living male heirs, Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inherited by his daughter, Maria Theresa (not actually born until 1717).
April 19th, 1587 (April 19 1587)EventSir Francis Drake sinks the Spanish fleet in Cadiz harbor.
April 19th, 1529 (April 19 1529)EventAt the Second Diet of Speyer, a group of rulers (German: Furst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms, beginning the Protestant movement.
April 19th, 1012 (April 19 1012)EventMartyrdom of St. Alphege in Greenwich, London.

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