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
Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.
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.
Francis Drake’s expedition sinks the Spanish fleet in Cádiz harbor.
Visit of Napoleon III to Guildhall, London
Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show
South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
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?
Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875)
Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)
Constance Talmadge, American actress (d. 1973)
Rawya Ateya, Egyptian politician and first female parliamentarian in the Arab world (d. 1997)
Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian and composer (d. 2002)
Stanley Fish, American literary theorist and legal scholar
Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize
Candace Parker, American basketball player
Courtland Mead, American actor
Who died on April 19?
King Robert II of Scotland (b. 1316)
John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer
Elizabeth Villiers, mistress of William III of England (b. 1655)
Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)
Charles Darwin, English biologist (b. 1809)
Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
Beardsley Ruml, American economist and tax plan author (b. 1894)
George S. Mickelson, American politician (b. 1941)
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