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.
+ 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 people including 19 children under the age of 6.
( Births )
+ 1935 – Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian, and pianist (d. 2002)
+ 1936 – Jack Pardee, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
+ 1962 – Al Unser Jr., American race car driver
+ 1968 – Ashley Judd, American actress and activist
+ 1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress