April 19: Day of the Week
April 19, 2020 is the 110th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1529The 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.
- 1770Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
- 1810Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.
- 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.
- 1984Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
- 1987The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show
- 1993South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
- 1993The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
Who were born on April 19?
- 1928Alexis Korner, English musician (d. 1984)
- 1934Dickie Goodman, American producer of novelty songs (d. 1989)
- 1935Justin Rigali, American Roman Catholic cardinal
- 1938Stanley Fish, American literary theorist and legal scholar
- 1948Stuart McLean, Canadian radio host
- 1960Roger Merrett, Australian footballer
- 1962Al Unser, Jr., American race car driver
- 1969Andrew Carnie, Linguistics professor at the University of Arizona
- 1983Zack Duke, American baseball player
- 1992Paul-Jose M'Poku, Belgian footballer
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