About April 19

April 19, 2021 is the 109th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Aries is the sun 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 288 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 19

  • 65
    The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators were arrested.
  • 1012
    Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.
  • 1587
    Francis Drake’s expedition sinks the Spanish fleet in Cádiz harbor.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • 1782
    John Adams secures the Dutch Republic’s recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.
  • 1839
    The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.
  • 1892
    Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • 1927
    Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
  • 1948
    Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations.
  • 1950
    Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1951
    General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.
  • 1956
    Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
  • 1960
    Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
  • 1961
    The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
  • 1971
    Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.
  • 1971
    Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
  • 1984
    Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
  • 1985
    U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
  • 1993
    The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
  • 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.

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