April 19, 2004

The Week in History

April 19
* 1775-The Battle of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolution.
* 1943-Warsaw Ghetto Revolt.
* 1995-Oklahoma City bombing.

April 20
* 1889-Adolf Hitler was born.
* 1999-Columbine High School massacre.

April 21
* 1836-Day to commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas won independence from Mexico.
* 1926-Queen Elizabeth II was born.

April 22
* 1864-By an act of Congress, "In God We Trust" was stamped on all U.S. coins.
* 1870-Nikolai Lenin was born.
* 1936-Jack Nicholson was born.

April 23
* 1564-William Shakespeare was born.
* 1616-William Shakespeare died.
* 1635-The oldest public school in the United States opened--the Boston Latin School.
* 1791-Future president James Buchanan was born.

April 24
* 1800-The Library of Congress was created.
* 1942-Barbra Streisand was born.

April 25
* 1901-New York became the first state to require automobile license plates.
* 1990-The Hubble Telescope was deployed.

Posted by Jennifer at April 19, 2004 07:00 AM