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)
- 1587Francis Drake’s expedition sinks the Spanish fleet in Cádiz harbor.
- 1839The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.
- 1892Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- 1942World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
- 1948Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations.
- 1971Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.
- 1985FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas
- 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.
- 1999The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1945.
Who were born on April 19?
- 1772David Ricardo, English political economist (d. 1823)
- 1897Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
- 1912Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- 1938Stanley Fish, American literary theorist and legal scholar
- 1952Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer (d. 2009)
- 1960Roger Merrett, Australian footballer
- 1961Spike Owen, American baseball player
- 1969Susan Polgar, Hungarian-born American chess player
- 1985Valon Behrami, Swiss footballer
- 1988Enrique Esqueda Mexican footballer
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