What Happened on April 19

Historical Events

  • 1770 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia
  • 1775 American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
  • 1909 Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1995 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
  • 2011 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.
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Did You Know?

Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.

On April 19, 1943

Famous Weddings

  • 1956 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)
  • 1997 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California
  • 1997 Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)
  • 2005 "Extra" co-host Dayna Devon (35) weds plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken at the Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga, California
  • 2008 New York Giants NFL quarterback Eli Manning (27) weds Abby McGrew (24) at the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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