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