On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
  • 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"
  • Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano

Famous Deaths

  • Ephraim Shay, American inventor of Shay type of geared steam locomotive, dies at 76