Historical Events for 20th April 2019

1657 – Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
1818 – Napoleon Bonaparte bids emotional farewell to his old guard at Palace of Fontainebleau
1862 – First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
1894 – 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
1919 – King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
1945 – US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
1958 – Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
1962 – New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
1981 – Final performance of TV show “Soap” airs
1992 – Expo ’92 opens in Seville Spain

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