April 19: Day of the Week
April 19, 2019 was the 109th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 256 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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April 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
- 1855Visit of Napoleon III to Guildhall, London
- 1951General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military.
- 1956Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
- 1961The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
- 1971Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C.
- 1985FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
- 1989A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
- 1993South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
- 2005His 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?
- 1658Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1716)
- 1785Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer (d. 1858)
- 1943Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers)
- 1954Bob Rock, Canadian record producer & musician (The Payolas)
- 1973Alessio Scarpi, Italian footballer
- 1977Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer
- 1981Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
- 1982Rocco Sabato, Italian footballer
- 1984Christopher Pearce, British cricketer
- 1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player
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