Historical Events for 19th April 2021

1901 – In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.
1911 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Fanny’s First Play” premieres in London
1919 – Opera “Monsieur Beaucaire” is produced (London)
1940 – “Lake Shore Ltd” derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls, New York
1945 – US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid
1973 – Barbra Streisand records “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow”
1984 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, with green and gold the national colors
1993 – Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
1994 – “Illmatic” debut studio album by US rapper Nas is released
2018 – Miguel Diaz-Canel is elected Cuba’s new president after former president Raúl Castro steps down

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