April 19: Day of the Week
April 19, 2019 is the 109th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 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).
- 1770Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI in a proxy wedding.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
- 1839The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom.
- 1943World War II: In Poland, German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
- 1954The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognises Urdu and Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.
- 1989A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
- 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?
- 1721Roger Sherman, American statesman and signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence (d. 1793)
- 1883Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)
- 1942Alan Price, English musician (The Animals, The Alan Price Set)
- 1943Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers)
- 1946Mary Jo Slater, American casting director
- 1953Ruby Wax, American comedian
- 1969Andrew Carnie, Linguistics professor at the University of Arizona
- 1978Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer
- 1979Matthew Pace, American entrepreneur
- 1987Joe Hart, English footballer
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