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This Day in History: April 19

April 19: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1770 - Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
  2. 1782 - John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.
  3. 1928 - The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  4. 1943 - World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
  5. 1971 - Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
  6. Famous Birthdays: José Echegaray (Spanish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate), Ole Evinrude (Norwegian-American inventor, invented the outboard motor), Glenn Seaborg (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), James Heckman (American economist, Nobel Prize laureate), Brett J. Gladman (Canadian astronomer)

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