On This Day in History for April 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1982 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut

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1982 Sally Ride announed will be 1st American woman astronaut

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 1982 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • 1983 France performs nuclear test
  • 1984 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature magazine)
  • 1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth
  • 1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
  • 1987 Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)
  • 1987 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
  • 1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
  • 1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
  • 1989 Violent assault and rape of jogger Trisha Meili in NYC's Central Park. Known as the Central Park jogger incident it became according to the NY Times "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s."
  • 1990 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce
  • 1990 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
  • 1990 Truce in Nicaragua's civil war
  • 1991 Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990
  • 1992 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
  • 1993 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
  • 1993 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
  • 1993 South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.
  • 1994 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

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1994 Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation for his police beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1994 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
  • 1995 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
  • 1996 South Africa defeat Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah
  • 1997 Renee Slaughter crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
  • 1999 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.

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2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

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2011 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 2013 Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days
  • 2015 Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued.

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