About April 19

April 19, 2020 is the 110th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 299 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 19

  • 1012
    Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.
  • 1587
    Francis Drake’s expedition sinks the Spanish fleet in Cádiz harbor.
  • 1809
    An Austrian corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four day campaign that ended in a French victory.
  • 1810
    Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.
  • 1839
    The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.
  • 1919
    Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
  • 1927
    Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
  • 1928
    The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
  • 1945
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
  • 1948
    Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations.
  • 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
    Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.
  • 1971
    Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
  • 1985
    FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
  • 1989
    A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
  • 1993
    The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
  • 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to one of the bombers, Timothy McVeigh, is executed in Arkansas.
  • 1997
    The Red River Flood of 1997 overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.

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