Daily Calendar for Saturday, April 19, 2025


  • Roger Sherman (American statesman) –
  • Dick Sargent (actor) –
  • Jayne Mansfield (actress) –
  • Tim Curry (actor) –
  • Tony Plana (actor) –
  • Ashley Judd (actress) –
  • James Franco (actor) –
  • Kate Hudson (actress) –
  • Hayden Christensen (actor) –
  • Maria Sharapova (tennis player) –
  • Simu Liu (actor) –


  • Charles Darwin (naturalist) –
  • Daphne du Maurier (author) –
  • Norris McWhirter (co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records, final arbiter on everything from the fastest climb of Mount Everest to the world’s longest hot dog) –


  • The American Revolution began with the first shot fired at Lexington (no one knows from which side). The shot heard round the world” (a reference from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem β€œThe Concord Hymn”) occurred at the North Bridge in Concord later that same day. It was the first exchange where colonial militiamen were ordered to fire upon British soldiers.”–
  • The Boston Marathon was held for the first time–
  • Great fire in Toronto started–
  • Canadian runner Tom Longboat won the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 24 seconds–
  • Women granted the right to vote in Alberta, Canada–
  • Leslie Irvin made the first free-fall parachute jump, Dayton, Ohio–
  • John C. Miles won Boston Marathon–
  • Oxford English Dictionary completed–
  • Surgeon’s Loch Ness monster hoax photo taken–
  • Movie Stand Up and Cheer released in U.S., first to seriously launch Shirley Temple’s film career–
  • Spring peepers heard in Dublin, NH–
  • WIYY DJ Bob Rivers began an on-air vigil until baseball’s Baltimore Orioles won (which was in 258 hours)–
  • Oklahoma City bombing–
  • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected pope. He chose the name Pope Benedict XVI. He was the oldest pope elected since 1730–
  • The death of the oldest known spider (43-year-old trapdoor species) was announced –
  • NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter became the first aircraft to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet (Mars).–


  • Last snow of a late winter raised snow cover to 3 feet in southern New Hampshire–
  • In the second day of an early-season heat wave in the Northeast, Providence, Rhode Island, reached 98 degrees F–
  • The Boston Marathon was run in 90-degree heat–
  • The temperature reached 88 degrees F in Portsmouth, New Hampshire–
  • Lead, South Dakota, received 59 inches of snow–

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