On This Day: 19 April
(19 Apr 2017)

Lunar rover Apollo 16

On This Day: 19 April

As times change and you move towards the future, we are here to let you know about the events that have transpired on 19 April

Cuba Bay of Pigs
In 1961, Cuba captured 1202 Cuban exiles trained by the CIA, who invaded Cuba at the ‘Bay of Pigs’ on the 17th April. It has been said to be one of the worst planned covert invasions executed by the USA in Modern times, President Kennedy approved the operation.

Bay of pigs

Lunar Rover Apollo 16
In 1972, astronauts John W Young and Charles M Duke set the record speed for any wheeled vehicle on the Moon, with an electric powered Lunar Rover. Their rocket Apollo 16 was the 5th mission to land on the moon.

In 2011, Fidel Castro stepped down as leader of the Communist Party, after being its leader for 45 years. He was then succeded by his brother Raul Castro

fidel castro

Death of Charles Darwin
famed geologist and biologist and the father of natural selection which is similar to artificial selection best known for his contributions to the science of evolution, died on this day in 1882.

Oldest Man Alive
In 2012, Jiroemon Kimura became the oldest varified man in history, when he turned 115 years and 253 days. He sadly past away in 2013 at the age of 116 years old and 54 days.oldest man in history

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