April 19 in History
1774April 19, 1774:
Italian and French opera composer, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera “Iphigénie en Aulide” premieres in Paris.
1919April 19, 1919:
The American parachutist Leslie Irvin performs the world's first-ever free fall parachute jump by using a rip cord instead of a canister.
1924April 19, 1924:
"National Barn Dance" shows on a commercial television station in Chicago Illinois called ‘WLS’.
1927April 19, 1927: Celebrated actress Mae West is charged with “obscenity and corrupting the morals of youth”. She is sentenced to 10 days imprisonment and slapped with a fine of 500 USD.
1948April 19, 1948: The multinational commercial broadcast television network, known as the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) launches its television network.
1971April 19, 1971:
The first orbital station, Salyut 1 is put into orbit by the Soviet Union.
1975April 19, 1975:
United States pop rock band The Raspberries, known for the hit songs titled “Go All the Way” and “I Can Remember” officially breaks up.
1987April 19, 1987:
The first installment of the animated sitcom titled “The Simpsons” is broadcasted.
1994April 19, 1994:
US rapper and entrepreneur Nas drops his debut studio album titled “Illmatic” by Columbia Records at age 20.