April 19 in History

April 19 in Pop Culture History

April 19th is…
Amaretto Day
Banana Day
Bicycle Day
Cat Lady Day
Dog Parent Appreciation Day
Garlic Day
Hanging Out Day
Humorous Day
John Parker Day
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Rice Ball Day
Stress Awareness Day

1775 – The American Revolution began in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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.

1972 – Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope (Broadway Review) Opened on April 19, 1972, and closed on October 27, 1974

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.

1996 – Mystery Science Theater 3000The SubstituteMrs. Winterbourne, and Celtic Pride were released in theaters.

2001 – The Producers (Musical) Opened on April 19, 2001, and closed on April 22, 2007

2009 – Cake Boss premiered on TLC.

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