Historical Political Events for April 19

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Year Event
1775 "The shot heard round the world" was fired this day as the first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought. This day is celebrated as "Patriots Day" in some parts of New England.
1861 In Baltimore, a pro-secession mob has a run-in with Union troops. The first blood in the War for Southern Independence (a.k.a. the "Civil War") is shed.
1906 Without regard to Constitutionally guaranteed rights, the U.S. Army seizes all the liquor it can find in San Francisco!
1933 President Roosevelt (D) declares an end to the gold standard.
1951 The day that General MacArthur did not say, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away,”. What he actually said was (to the US Congress), "And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.”
1993 Federal Agents burn David Koresh's conclave, near Waco, Texas, to the ground killing approximately 80 men, women and children.
1995 Oklahoma City Federal Building is bombed with 167 killed.
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Quote of
the Day
And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit.
    — The Tick
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