Historical Events for 19th April 2022

1770 – Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
1775 – American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. The “Shot Heard Round the World” takes place later that day in Concord
1836 – Nikolai Gogol’s “Revisor” premieres in St Petersburg
1861 – Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
1877 – Opera “Les Cloches de Cornerville” is produced (Paris)
1968 – Belgian construction workers strike
1969 – Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary
1970 – “Look to the Lilies” closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
1985 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 – Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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