1995 - Oklahoma City bombing
1993 - Branch Davidian cult led by David Koresh surrounded in their compound in Waco, Texas.
1933 - U.S. officially goes off the gold standard
1892 - Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1775 - American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Lexington and Concord which began the American Revolutionary War.
This Day In Business
1987 - "The Simpsons" premieres, spawning one of America's longest running and successful animated comedy franchises.
1927 - Mae West is charged with ten days in jail for obscenity in one of her plays.
1839 - Kingdom of Belgium is established under the Treaty of London.
1956 - The first ever MLB game in New Jersey- Dodgers beat Phillies in Roosevelt Stadium:
April 19th Holiday
Dutch-American Friendship Day - Commemorates the day, in 1782, when the first American embassy was opened in Holland by John Adams.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She and Alice Ripley received the first co-nomination in Tony Award history for their performance as Siamese twins in the musical Side Show. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the April 19 Birthday Horoscope.
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