About April 19

April 19, 2024 is the 110th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 285 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.
  • 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.
  • 1587
    Francis Drake’s expedition sinks the Spanish fleet in Cádiz harbor.
  • 1770
    Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
  • 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.
  • 1892
    Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • 1919
    Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
  • 1943
    Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • 1945
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
  • 1948
    Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations.
  • 1951
    General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.
  • 1955
    The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
  • 1987
    The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show
  • 1989
    A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

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