April 19th-This Day In History

April 19 is the 109th day of the year. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+1775 – American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.

+1892 – Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

+1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

+1956 – Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.

+1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy in the Tate–LaBianca murders.

+1987 – The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with Good Night.

+1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168.

+2013 – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in the suburb of Watertown.

( Births ) 

+1787 – Deaf Smith, American soldier (d. 1837)

+1930 – Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)

+1933 – Jayne Mansfield, American model and actress (d. 1967)

+1935 – Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian, and pianist (d. 2002)

+1962 – Al Unser Jr., American race car driver

+1968 – Ashley Judd, American actress and activist

+1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress

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