April 19: Day of the Week
April 19, 2018 was the 109th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 256 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1012Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, London.
- 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).
- 1927Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
- 1943World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
- 1945Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
- 1950Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1984Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
- 1995Oklahoma 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.
- 1997The 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.
Who were born on April 19?
- 1894Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (d. 1966)
- 1907Alan Wheatley, English actor (d. 1991)
- 1953Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger)
- 1954Bob Rock, Canadian record producer & musician (The Payolas)
- 1967Dar Williams, American musician and songwriter
- 1967Steven H Silver, American science fiction editor
- 1968Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
- 1968Ashley Judd, American actress
- 1970Luis Miguel, Mexican pop singer
- 1975Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer
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