April 19: Day of the Week
April 19, 2019 was the 109th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 256 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1782John Adams secures the Dutch Republic’s recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.
- 1855Visit of Napoleon III to Guildhall, London
- 1927Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
- 1943Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
- 1954The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan recognises Urdu and Bengali as the national languages of Pakistan.
- 1955The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.
- 1985U.S.S.R performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk.
- 1987The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show
- 1989A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
- 2011Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.
Who were born on April 19?
- 1721Roger Sherman, American statesman and signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence (d. 1793)
- 1900Roland Michener, Canadian politician, Governor General (1967-1974) (d. 1991)
- 1940Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
- 1947Mark Volman, American musician (The Turtles, The Mothers Of Invention)
- 1953Ruby Wax, American comedian
- 1954Bob Rock, Canadian record producer & musician (The Payolas)
- 1959Donald Markwell, Australian educator, Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford
- 1967Dar Williams, American musician and songwriter
- 1973Alessio Scarpi, Italian footballer
- 1986Candace Parker, American basketball player
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