Today in History

What happened on the 19th of April in history?

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  • 1775
    at Lexington Common - the shot 'heard round the world'.
  • 1852
    California Historical Society founded.
  • 1874
    Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire.
  • 1892
    Charles Duryea takes the 1st American-made auto out for a spin.
  • 1939
    Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights (only 148 years late)