This Day In History – April 19

Today in Histroy

1770 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia
1775 American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. The “Shot Heard Round the World” took place in Concord later that day1909 Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church
1995 Oklahoma City bombing – a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
2011 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Today in Film & TV

1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, “Stand Up & Cheer”

Today in Music

1774 CW Glucks opera “Iphigenia in Aulis” premieres in Paris

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