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
The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators were arrested.
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.
American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.
Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
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?
Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)
Alan Wheatley, English actor (d. 1991)
Tim Curry, British actor
Paloma Picasso daughter of artist Pablo Picasso
Spike Owen, American baseball player
Gordon Marshall, Scottish footballer
David La Haye, Canadian actor
Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
Kate Hudson, American actress
Fiona MacGillivray, Canadian vocalist (The Cottars)
Who died on April 19?
Gerasimus I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (b. unknown)
Thomas Bastard, clergyman and epigrammatist
Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)
Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman Catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)
Charles Darwin, English biologist (b. 1809)
Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
William Martin Conway, British art critic and mountaineer (b. 1856)
Jim Corbett, British-Indian conservationist, author and hunter (b. 1875)
John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
Keith “Guru” Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
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