1892 -The first Duryea automobile was operated by pioneer manufacturer Charles E. Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1897 – The first Boston Marathon was held.
1919 – Leslie Irvin made the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a self-contained parachute.
1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex in New York. She served eight days with two days off for good behavior.
1956 – American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
1963 (Tornado) Cooch Behar, India.
1975 – India’s first satellite, Aryabhata, was launched.
1977 – The Amazing Spider-Man debuted on CBS.
1980 – #1 Hit April 19, 1980 – May 30, 1980: Blondie – Call Me
1982 – NASA announced that the first black astronaut would be Guion S. Bluford, Jr., and the first woman astronaut would be Sally K. Ride.
1985 – Two hundred ATF and FBI agents laid siege to the compound of the neo-Nazi survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas.
1986 – #1 Hit April 19, 1986 – May 2, 1986: Prince and the Revolution – Kiss
1987 – The Tracey Ullman Show featured a short with ‘The Simpsons‘.
1993 – At Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, the FBI launched a tear-gas assault on the Branch Davidian compound, ending with a fire that killed 81 members, including 22 children.
1995 – A massive truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 people.
2009 – Cake Boss premiered on TLC.