About April 19

April 19, 2022 is the 109th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 278 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.
  • 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.
  • 1713
    With no living male heirs, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inherited by his daughter, Maria Theresa of Austria (not actually born until 1717).
  • 1770
    Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
  • 1950
    Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1954
    The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognises Urdu and Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
  • 1975
    India’s first satellite Aryabhata is launched.
  • 1984
    Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
  • 1985
    FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
  • 1993
    South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
  • 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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