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
Her most popular song was 'Unwritten,' which was #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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