HISTORY
19 April 2021: This day in history

1770: British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia

1775: American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. The “Shot Heard Round the World” took place in Concord later that day

1909: Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church

1995: Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh sets a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 and injuring 500

2011: Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Source: Onthisday.com

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