This Day in History: 0000-04-19

19 Apr – The Battle of Haugsnes was fought between opposing Icelandic clans, the largest and bloodiest battle in the island’s history (1246).
19 Apr – Colonial militia defeat a British column in the Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775).
19 Apr – In Springfield, MA, Charles Duryea claimed to the first American to drive a car (1892).
19 Apr – Eighteen runners ran in the first Boston Marathon, the largest and oldest marathon in the world. John J. McDermott won it in 2:55:10 (1897).