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

  • 65
    The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators were arrested.
  • 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.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • 1927
    Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
  • 1943
    Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • 1943
    World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
  • 1951
    General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.
  • 1971
    Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
  • 1989
    A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
  • 2005
    His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is elected the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church following the death of Pope John Paul II. The new Pope takes on the regnal name Benedict XVI.

Who were born on April 19?

  • 1889
    Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)
  • 1907
    Alan Wheatley, English actor (d. 1991)
  • 1946
    Tim Curry, British actor
  • 1949
    Paloma Picasso daughter of artist Pablo Picasso
  • 1961
    Spike Owen, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Gordon Marshall, Scottish footballer
  • 1966
    David La Haye, Canadian actor
  • 1975
    Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
  • 1979
    Kate Hudson, American actress
  • 1989
    Fiona MacGillivray, Canadian vocalist (The Cottars)

Who died on April 19?

  • 1321
    Gerasimus I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (b. unknown)
  • 1618
    Thomas Bastard, clergyman and epigrammatist
  • 1831
    Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)
  • 1840
    Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman Catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)
  • 1882
    Charles Darwin, English biologist (b. 1809)
  • 1901
    Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • 1937
    William Martin Conway, British art critic and mountaineer (b. 1856)
  • 1955
    Jim Corbett, British-Indian conservationist, author and hunter (b. 1875)
  • 2004
    John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
  • 2010
    Keith “Guru” Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)

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