On april 19, 1775, british and american soldiers exchanged fire in the massachusetts towns of lexington and concordon the night of april 18, the royal governor of massachusetts, general thomas gage, commanded by king george iii to suppress the rebellious americans, had ordered 700 british soldiers, under lieutenant colonel francis smith and marine major john pitcairn, to seize the colonists. Today in history – which major historical events happened on april 19 who was born on this date, who died in which year did the birth or death occur.
What happened on this day in history, april 19 see what historical events occurred, which famous people were born and who died on april 19.
1943 : on the eve of passover, april 19, 1943, the police and ss auxiliary forces entered the ghetto under the command of ss-oberführer ferdinand von sammern-frankenegg, planning to clean out insurgents who had begun an uprising in january. April in history boxing match that went for 42 rounds the first world championship boxing match was a brutal affair, lasting nearly two and a half hours and stretching over 42 rounds.
April 19th significant news events for this day include first boston marathon, warsaw ghetto uprising, students occupy willard straight hall at cornell, the simpsons airs first episode, cardinal joseph ratzinger becomes pope. Discover the most famous april 19 birthdays including loren gray, nadia turner, james franco, ellie mecham, jordan beckham and many more.
What happened on this day – april 19 1995 168 die in the oklahoma city bombing timothy mcveigh, the mastermind behind the attack, was executed on june 11, 2001 the motives for the bombing, which also killed 19 babies and children, remain somewhat unclear. Call it a close shave of a celestial sort on april 19, an asteroid roughly the size of the rock of gibraltar will speed safely by earth at a distance of 11 million miles — or less than five.