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)