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    19th April 2006

    April 19: Today’s date in history…

    Primrose Day (England) – primroses are placed on the statue of Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square, London on the anniversary of his death (1881).
    Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
    1775 – Battles of Lexington and Concord mark the start of the Revolutionary War.
    1892 – Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    1904 – Much of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is destroyed by fire.
    1919 – Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful parachute jump and free-fall.
    1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that the United States will be abandoning the gold standard.
    1936 – First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
    1943 – Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
    1961 – The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in failure.
    1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
    1993 – The 50-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
    1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168.
    2000 – An Air Philippines Boeing 737-200 crashes near Davao International Airport, killing 131.
    2005 – Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.
    2006 – Daryl Holmlund celebrates his 21st birthday by going to class and working on a paper, only taking a break to post something on his website.

    2 comments

    2 Responses to “April 19: Today’s date in history…”

    1. Kimmy says:

      Happy Birthday Daryl!!! Hope today is a good day and this year to come is a sweet one!
      ~Kimmy

    2. Lisa says:

      Yeah right, you were just writing a paper…jk. I wish I were in town to take you out…Does Grand Rapids even have bars??? Happy Birthday. Hope you had an amazing day. I love you lots.

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