April 19: Day of the Week
April 19, 2023 is the 109th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 65The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators were arrested.
- 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.
- 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).
- 1861American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: a pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
- 1919Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
- 1927Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
- 1948Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations.
- 1960Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.
- 1961The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
- 1975India’s first satellite Aryabhata is launched.
Who were born on April 19?
- 1892Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (d. 1983)
- 1907Alan Wheatley, English actor (d. 1991)
- 1963Valerie Plame, American C.I.A. agent and author
- 1966Osamu Matsuda, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1968Mswati III, King of Swaziland
- 1979Kate Hudson, American actress
- 1979Matthew Pace, American entrepreneur
- 1985Valon Behrami, Swiss footballer
- 1988Enrique Esqueda Mexican footballer
- 1992Paul-Jose M'Poku, Belgian footballer
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