April 19

April 19.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, April 19, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on April 19 were connected with events relating to the Martyrdom of Ælfheah, Lisbon Massacre, Burning of Derry, First European to Sight the Eastern Coast of Australia, Proxy Wedding of Marie Antoinette, Dutch Republic's Recognition of the United States' Independence, Death of Charles Darwin, Sentencing of Mae West, Wedding of Grace Kelly and First Appearance of the Simpsons. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Ælfheah, Manuel I, Cahir O'Doherty, George Paulet, James Cook, Marie Antoinette, Louis Auguste, John Adams, Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Charles Darwin, Mae West, Grace Kelly, Rainier Grimaldi and Matt Groening, Tracey Ullman.

Martyrdom of Ælfheah - April 19, 1012: On this day in history, April 19, 1012, momentous events took place today in Greenwich, England, with regard to the Martyrdom of Ælfheah. Anglo Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury, Ælfheah, was captured by the Vikings in September 1011 when they raided England and attacked Canterbury. Ælfheah was killed by the Vikings on April 19, 1012 after refusing to allow a ransom to be paid for his release. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1012 were Ælfheah. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Martyrdom of Ælfheah *** Date: April 19, 1012 *** Place: Greenwich, England *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 11th Century *** This day in history ***

Lisbon Massacre - April 19, 1506: On this day in history, April 19, 1506, important events took place today in Lisbon, Portugal, surrounding the Lisbon Massacre. In 1497, five years after being banished from Spain, the Jews who had fled to Portugal were forced to convert to Roman Catholicism. Known as New Christians, they were mistrusted and blamed for the drought and plague that Portugal was suffering in 1506. On April 19, 1506, a large crowd gathered together all the New Christians they could, killed them, and burned their bodies. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1506 were Manuel I. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Lisbon Massacre *** Date: April 19, 1506 *** Place: Lisbon, Portugal *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Burning of Derry - April 19, 1608: On this day in history, April 19, 1608, momentous events took place today in Ulster, Ireland, with regard to the Burning of Derry. After the Nine Years' War when leading rebels were restored to land promised to pro English lords, and the new Governor of Derry, Sir George Paulet, was aggravating pro English Sir Cahir O'Doherty, O'Doherty began a rebellion on April 19, 1608, during which Paulet was killed and Derry was almost completely destroyed. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1608 were Cahir O'Doherty, George Paulet. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Burning of Derry *** Date: April 19, 1608 *** Place: Ulster, Ireland *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

First European to Sight the Eastern Coast of Australia - April 19, 1770: On this day in history, April 19, 1770, critical events took place today in Australia, regarding the First European to Sight the Eastern Coast of Australia. Having mapped the coastline of New Zealand, Lieutenant James Cook headed west in search of Terra Australis. On April 19, 1170, he became the first European to sight the east coast of Australia. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1770 were James Cook. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: First European to Sight the Eastern Coast of Australia *** Date: April 19, 1770 *** Place: Australia *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Proxy Wedding of Marie Antoinette - April 19, 1770: On this day in history, April 19, 1770, important events took place today in Vienna, Austria, in respect of the Proxy Wedding of Marie Antoinette. In order to seal an alliance between the Habsburg Empire and France, a marriage was arranged. The proxy marriage between Maria Antonia and Dauphin Louis Auguste took place in Vienna, Austria, with Maria's brother Archduke Ferdinand substituting Louis. When Maria arrived in France, she assumed the French version of her name, Marie Antoinette. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1770 were Marie Antoinette, Louis Auguste. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Proxy Wedding of Marie Antoinette *** Date: April 19, 1770 *** Place: Vienna, Austria *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Dutch Republic's Recognition of the United States' Independence - April 19, 1782: On this day in history, April 19, 1782, momentous events took place today in The Hague, Netherlands, with regard to the Dutch Republic's Recognition of the United States' Independence. Ambassador to the Dutch Republic, John Adams, secured the Dutch Republic's recognition of the independence of the United States on April 19, 1782, with the aid of Dutch Patriot leader Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1782 were John Adams, Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Dutch Republic's Recognition of the United States' Independence *** Date: April 19, 1782 *** Place: The Hague, Netherlands *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Charles Darwin - April 19, 1882: On this day in history, April 19, 1882, important events took place today in Kent, England, surrounding the Death of Charles Darwin. English naturalist Charles Darwin, was best known for his work on the voyage of the Beagle and his publication 'On the Origin of the Species'. He died at his home in Downe, Kent, on April 19, 1882, from heart failure. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1882 were Charles Darwin. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Death of Charles Darwin *** Date: April 19, 1882 *** Place: Kent, England *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Sentencing of Mae West - April 19, 1927: On this day in history, April 19, 1927, important events took place today in New York, USA, surrounding the Sentencing of Mae West. American actress Mae West was arrested in the theater, in New York, where her play 'Sex' was playing. On April 19, 1927, she was sentenced to ten days imprisonment for corrupting the morals of youth. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1927 were Mae West. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Sentencing of Mae West *** Date: April 19, 1927 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Wedding of Grace Kelly - April 19, 1956: On this day in history, April 19, 1956, significant events took place today in Monaco, respecting the Wedding of Grace Kelly. Academy Award winning American actress Grace Patricia Kelly, known for films such as High Society and The Country Girl, married the Prince of Monaco, Rainier Grimaldi, in a religious ceremony on April 19, 1956, in Monaco. A civil ceremony had taken place the day before. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1956 were Grace Kelly, Rainier Grimaldi. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: Wedding of Grace Kelly *** Date: April 19, 1956 *** Place: Monaco *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Appearance of the Simpsons - April 19, 1987: On this day in history, April 19, 1987, significant events took place today in California, USA, respecting the First Appearance of the Simpsons. Matt Groening's animated sitcom 'The Simpsons', about a dysfunctional family, first appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987, as a series of shorts. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 19, 1987 were Matt Groening, Tracey Ullman. Facts on this day in History April 19: Events on this day in history: First Appearance of the Simpsons *** Date: April 19, 1987 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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