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.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1587Francis Drake’s expedition sinks the Spanish fleet in Cádiz harbor.
- 1713With 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).
- 1928The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
- 1943Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
- 1945Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
- 1954The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognises Urdu and Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.
- 1975India’s first satellite Aryabhata is launched.
- 1985FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
- 1993The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
- 2011Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.
Who were born on April 19?
- 1897Constance Talmadge, American actress (d. 1973)
- 1900Richard Hughes, English novelist (d. 1976)
- 1931Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (d. 2004)
- 1933Jayne Mansfield, American actress (d. 1967)
- 1937Joseph Estrada, Philippine actor and politician, 13th President (1998-2001)
- 1966David La Haye, Canadian actor
- 1972Jeff Wilkins, American football player
- 1982Rocco Sabato, Italian footballer
- 1986Karlee Pérez, American professional wrestler and manager
- 1987Daniel Schuhmacher, German singer
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