All Events

Historical Events on March 19

  • American Civil War


    American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.

  • United States Congress


    The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

  • World War II


    World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the US Army Air Corps, is activated.

  • Adolf Hitler


    World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.

  • Bob Dylan


    Highly influential artist, Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records.

  • Falklands War


    Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.

  • Egypt


    The Egyptian flag is raised at Taba marking the end of Israeli occupation since the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.

  • Zimbabwe


    Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.

  • Libyan Civil War (2011)


    Libyan Civil War: After the failure of Muammar Gaddafi's forces to take Benghazi, French Air Force launches Opération Harmattan, beginning foreign military intervention in Libya.