Historical Events on 19th April

Events 1 - 200 of 258

607 - Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 AUs of Earth
1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich, London.
1451 - Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
1524 - Pope Clemens VII fires Neth inquisitor-general French Van de Holly
1529 - 2nd Parliament of Spiers bans Lutheranism
1539 - Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
1552 - Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
1591 - Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France
1619 - Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
1713 - Emperor Karel VI ends Pragmatic Sanctions
1770 - Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
1770 - British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia
1774 - CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris
1775 - Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
1775 - American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
1775 - New England militiamen begin the siege of Boston, hemming in the British army garrison
1775 - Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott are captured by British troops riding from Lexington to Concord, Prescott escapes to warn Concord
2nd US President John Adams2nd US President John Adams 1782 - John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.
1810 - Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
1825 - 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
1836 - Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor" premieres in St Petersburg
1837 - Cheyney University forms as the Institute for Colored Youth
1839 - Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
1852 - California Historical Society forms
1853 - Netherlands Van Hall government forms
1861 - Baltimore riots-4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed
1861 - Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
1863 - Union troops/fleet occupy For Huger, Virginia
1874 - Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire
1877 - Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
1890 - Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in Brussels
1892 - Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
1894 - Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC
1896 - Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published
1897 - 1st Boston Marathon won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10. Becomes the world's oldest annual marathon.
1898 - 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00
1899 - 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
1900 - 4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4
1900 - Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
1901 - 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio AguinaldoRevolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo 1901 - In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.
1902 - 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12
1904 - 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4
1904 - Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
1905 - 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of NY in 2:38:25.4
1906 - 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
1906 - Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
1906 - SF Earthquake ends killing 452
1907 - 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
1909 - 13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud of NH in 2:53:36.8
1909 - Joan of Arc receives beatification
1909 - A convention with Turkey recognizes Bulgarian independence
1910 - 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of ArcFrench Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc 1910 - Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
1911 - 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:21:39.6
1911 - George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London
1912 - 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of NY in 2:21:18.2
1913 - 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
1915 - 19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2
1916 - "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
1916 - 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4
1916 - Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano
1916 - Alderman Kelly reads the 'Castle Order' to a meeting of Dublin Corporation; this forged document supposedly from Dublin Castle, indicated that there was to be mass arrests of Irish Volunteers to prevent "trouble"
1917 - 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of NY in 2:28:37.2
1919 - 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1919 - French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
1919 - Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
1919 - Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
1920 - 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
1921 - 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna of NJ in 2:18:57.6
1921 - Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
1922 - 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
1923 - 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:23:37.4
1923 - New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
1924 - "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
1924 - 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
1926 - 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
1927 - "Vagabond King" opens in London
1927 - 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2
1928 - 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8
1928 - Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
1928 - Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
1928 - The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1929 - 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
1930 - 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
1932 - 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1932 - President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
1932 - Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later
1933 - 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
1933 - FDR announces US will leave gold standard
1934 - 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
1934 - Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"
1935 - 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4
1936 - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
1936 - First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
1937 - 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
1938 - 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8
1938 - Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
Actress and Diplomat Shirley TempleActress and Diplomat Shirley Temple 1939 - 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:28:51.8
1939 - Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)
1940 - "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY
1940 - 44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:28.6
1940 - Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege
1941 - 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:30:38
1941 - Bertolt Brecht's play "Mother Courage and her Childeren" premieres in Zurich
1941 - Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
1941 - Milk rationed in Holland
1942 - 46th Boston Marathon won by Joe Smith of Mass in 2:26:51.2
1943 - 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
1943 - SS-lt-gen Jurgen Stoop leads destruction of ghetto of Warsaw
1943 - Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
1944 - Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra
1944 - 1944 NFL Draft: Angelo Bertelli from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
1945 - 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:30:40.2
1945 - Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
1945 - US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid
1945 - US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa
1945 - The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
1946 - Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
1947 - 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
1947 - AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds
1947 - French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
1947 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1947 - Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)
Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard 1947 - After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.
1948 - 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:02
1948 - ABC-TV network begins
1948 - Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China
1949 - 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
1949 - Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
1950 - 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39
1951 - "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 perfs
1951 - 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
1951 - Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
1952 - 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1953 - WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 1954 - 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
1954 - 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
1955 - 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
1955 - The 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.
1956 - 1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium
1956 - 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
1958 - 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
1959 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1959 - Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
1960 - 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
1960 - Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
1960 - Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating
1961 - 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39
1962 - 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
1963 - "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
1963 - 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
1964 - Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
1964 - Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma" premieres in West Berlin
1965 - 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
1965 - 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
1965 - T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
1965 - At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die
1966 - In 1st regular season game at Anaheim Stadium, Angels lose 3-1 to Chic
1966 - 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan 1st man in 2:17:11 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:21:40
1966 - Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
1967 - "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.
Actor and Comedian Peter SellersActor and Comedian Peter Sellers 1967 - 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17
1967 - Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
1967 - Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
1968 - 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot of Conn 1st man in 2:22:17 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:30:00
1968 - Belgian construction workers strike
1968 - NL owners approve expansion for 2 new teams
1969 - Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary
1970 - "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs
1970 - 24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy & Applause win
1970 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1971 - 75th Boston Marathon: Alvaro Mejia of Colombia 1st man in 2:18:45 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:08:30
1971 - Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
1971 - Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day)
1971 - USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
1972 - "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 perfs
1972 - Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1972 - Hungary revises constitution
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - British Prime Ministe rEdward Heath confirms that a plan to conduct an arrest operation, in the event of a riot during the march on 30 January 1972, was known to British government Ministers in advance
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1973 - Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"
1973 - Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 - Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
1975 - India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
1976 - 5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wis in 2:47:10
1976 - 80th Boston Marathon: Jack Fultz of United States 1st man in 2:20:19 and Kim Merritt of United States 1st woman in 2:47:10
1978 - Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel
1979 - FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn New York)
1979 - Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yanks Goose Gossage & Cliff
1979 - Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
1980 - 25th Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "What's Another Year" in The Hague
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1981 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
1981 - Oakland A's runs record to 11-0
1981 - William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos" premieres in NYC
1981 - Rochester Red Wings & Pawtucket Red Sox play to 2-2 tie in 32 innings, game suspended at 4:07 AM (Pawtucket later wins in 33rd)

<< 18th April

— Historical Events on this Day —

20th April >>

Search Historical Events in History

Day  Month  Year  Type