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  • American Revolution." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1775: The "shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.

  • Lord Byron died of a fever while helping the Greeks fight the Turks." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1824: Lord Byron died of a fever while helping the Greeks fight the Turks.

  • Charles Darwin, developer of the theory of evolution, died." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1882: Naturalist Charles Darwin, developer of the theory of evolution, died.

  • Boston Marathon was run.

    " class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1897:

    The first Boston Marathon was run.

  • gold standard." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1933: The United States went off the gold standard.

  • Warsaw ghetto uprising began, one of the first mass rebellions against the Nazis." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1943: The Warsaw ghetto uprising began, one of the first mass rebellions against the Nazis.

  • Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the Branch Davidian compound with tear gas and cult members set fire to the compound killing over 80 people." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1993: The siege at Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the Branch Davidian compound with tear gas and cult members set fire to the compound killing over 80 people.

  • terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 1995: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time.

  • Benedict XVI." class="wp-simple-rss-link">April 19, 2005: Germany's Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI.

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