What happened this day in history April 19

What are the important events that happened on April 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 19 is the 109th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 6, 2019 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,927,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 281 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,310 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 19 Historical Events

  • 1012
    Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.
  • 1529
    The Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism; a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms, beginning the Protestant Reformation.
  • 1587
    Francis Drake’s expedition sinks the Spanish fleet in Cádiz harbor.
  • 1855
    Visit of Napoleon III to Guildhall, London
  • 1943
    Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • 1961
    The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
  • 1985
    U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
  • 1987
    The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show
  • 1993
    South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
  • 2011
    Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Who were born on April 19?

  • 1793
    Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875)
  • 1883
    Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)
  • 1897
    Constance Talmadge, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1926
    Rawya Ateya, Egyptian politician and first female parliamentarian in the Arab world (d. 1997)
  • 1935
    Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian and composer (d. 2002)
  • 1938
    Stanley Fish, American literary theorist and legal scholar
  • 1940
    Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
  • 1944
    James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize
  • 1986
    Candace Parker, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Courtland Mead, American actor

Who died on April 19?

  • 1390
    King Robert II of Scotland (b. 1316)
  • 1627
    John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
  • 1629
    Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer
  • 1733
    Elizabeth Villiers, mistress of William III of England (b. 1655)
  • 1854
    Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)
  • 1882
    Charles Darwin, English biologist (b. 1809)
  • 1926
    Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
  • 1930
    Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
  • 1960
    Beardsley Ruml, American economist and tax plan author (b. 1894)
  • 1993
    George S. Mickelson, American politician (b. 1941)

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