All of the events below took place on the same day of the month, April 19.
1775: Revolutionary War begins with American victory at Concord, Massachusetts, in Battles of Lexington and Concord.
1882: English biologist and theorist Charles Darwin dies in Kent, England at age 73.
1951: General Douglas MacArthur ends a 48 year Army career when he retires from military.
1956: Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco in a storybook wedding.
1987: The Simpsons debut as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show.
1988: Singer-songwriter, actor and politician Sonny Bono is sworn-in as mayor of Palm Springs, California.
1993: Fifty-one day FBI siege of Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas ends with massive fire that kills 81 people.
1995: Powerful truck bomb destroys Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Nineteen children are among the 168 dead.