Month: April 2019

Historical Events for 20th April 2019

1657 – Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
1818 – Napoleon Bonaparte bids emotional farewell to his old guard at Palace of Fontainebleau
1862 – First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
1894 – 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
1919 – King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
1945 – US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
1958 – Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
1962 – New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
1981 – Final performance of TV show “Soap” airs
1992 – Expo ’92 opens in Seville Spain
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Historical Events for 8th April 2019

1912 – Steamers collide on the Nile, drowning 200
1913 – 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified by Congress, providing for election of senators by popular vote
1962 – Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1964 – Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
1979 – People’s Republic of China joins IOC
1980 – Islander Potvin’s 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings and set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
1990 – “Aspects of Love” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
1990 – New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
1995 – Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
2000 – Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
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Historical Events for 2nd April 2019

1550 – Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
1801 – Napoleonic Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen
1883 – Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
1935 – Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt receives a British patents for RADAR
1978 – TV soap show “Dallas” starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
1982 – Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
1986 – NYC Mayor Ed Koch signs and brings the Gay Rights Bill into effect
1989 – Nabisco Dinah Shore Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Juli Inkster leads wire-to-wire to win her second DS event, 5 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner and Tammie Green
2013 – 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
2017 – ANA Inspiration Women’s Golf, Mission Hills…