Today in History, English
Today in History, English

45091April 19Event1975 – India's first satellite, Aryabhata, is launched.
45092April 19Event1984 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
45093April 19Event1985 – U.S.S.R performs nuclear tests at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
45094April 19Event1985 – Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the neo-Nazi survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas. The CSA surrenders two days later.
45095April 19Event1987 – The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show.
45096April 19Event1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
45097April 19Event1993 – The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
45098April 19Event1993 – South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
45099April 19Event1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168.
45100April 19Event1997 – The 1997 Red River Flood overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.
45101April 19Event1999 – The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1933.
45102April 19Event2000 – Security guard David Sanes killed in accidental bombing in Vieques, Puerto Rico that resulted in U.S. Navy closing down its bombing range there.
45103April 19Event2011 – Fidel Castro resigns from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba after 45 years of holding the title.
45104April 19Event2013 – Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured while hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts.
45105April 19Birth626 – Eanflæd, English nun and saint (d. 685)
45106April 19Birth1603 – Michel Le Tellier, French politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1685)
45107April 19Birth1613 – Christoph Bach, German pianist (d. 1661)
45108April 19Birth1658 – Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, German husband of Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria (d. 1716)
45109April 19Birth1660 – Sebastián Durón, Spanish composer (d. 1716)
45110April 19Birth1665 – Jacques Lelong, French author (d. 1721)
45111April 19Birth1686 – Vasily Tatishchev, Russian ethnographer and politician (d. 1750)
45112April 19Birth1715 – James Nares, English organist and composer (d. 1783)
45113April 19Birth1721 – Roger Sherman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1793)
45114April 19Birth1734 – Karl von Ordóñez, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1786)
45115April 19Birth1757 – Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, English admiral and politician (d. 1833)
45116April 19Birth1758 – William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish admiral (d. 1831)
45117April 19Birth1785 – Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French pianist and composer (d. 1858)
45118April 19Birth1787 – Deaf Smith, American soldier (d. 1837)
45119April 19Birth1793 – Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875)
45120April 19Birth1814 – Louis Amédée Achard, French journalist and author (d. 1875)

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