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April 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 19

April 19th is known as Bicycle Day and Hanging Out Day.

Today marks day 109 of the year, and we have 256 days left of the year.

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Aries.

Today has been an eventful one in history, and you’re going to find out why right here! We’re going to look at facts and historical events that happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1882, Charles Darwin died at 73-years-old? He was famous for teaching the world the theory of evolution by natural selection.

Keep reading for more facts about April 19th in history!

What Happened On April 19 In History?

1994

American construction worker Rodney King received $3.8 million in compensation after suffering police brutality on March 3, 1991.

1971

Prolific killer Charles Manson was sentenced to death by gas chamber.

The decision came after a lengthy 225 days of trials.
1963

Johnny Cash released his “Ring of Fire” single.

It won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award on February 25, 1998.
1956

Grace Kelly married Rainier III the Prince of Monaco.

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1943

The Warsaw Uprising involved Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto resisting Nazi Germany during WWII.

OTD in 1943: The Warsaw Uprising involved Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto resisting Nazi Germany during WWII.
Afterwards Officer Jürgen Stroop ordered for the Ghetto to be destroyed which started the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
1909

The Roman Catholic Church declared Joan of Arc a saint.

1882

Charles Darwin, who taught the world the theory of evolution by natural selection, died at 73 years old.

1775

The Battle of Lexington and Concord began, which kicked off the American Revolutionary War between 1775 & 1783.

OTD in 1775: The Battle of Lexington and Concord began
1770

Captain James Cook sighted Australia for the first time.

1591

The town of Chartres in France surrendered to King Henry IV.

This marked the beginning of the end for Europe's War of Religion.
1539

The Treaty of Frankfurt was signed between Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Protestants.

Did you know that on this day, April 19th 1882, Charles Darwin died at 73-years-old?