19 April

19 April

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 19th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 19th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • Bicycle Day
  • Poetry And The Creative Mind Day
  • National Hanging Out Day
  • National Garlic Day
  • National Rice Ball Day

Historic Events

1971: The Soviet Union launches the world’s first manned space station in 1971.

1987: The first instalment of The Simpsons is aired in 1987

1945: Mexican Pilots showing off a captured Japanese flag in Mexico City, Mexico 1945.

Mexican Pilots showing off a captured Japanese flag in Mexico City, Mexico 1945.

1941: Japanese destroyer Nowaki (“Fall Gales”) underway at speed, 19 April 1941

Japanese destroyer Nowaki (“Fall Gales”) underway at speed, 19 April 1941

1936: An army of schoolgirls marching through Tokyo, their faces an anonymous sea of gas masks, 1936.

An army of schoolgirls marching through Tokyo, their faces an anonymous sea of gas masks, 1936.

1915: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s exploration vessel ‘Endurance’, as it sits stuck in sea ice, later to be crushed from the force and sink, 1915

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s exploration vessel ‘Endurance’, as it sits stuck in sea ice, later to be crushed from the force and sink, 1915

1901: In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use peaceful means to work with the US toward independence in 1901.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mukesh Ambani was born.
  • James Franco was born.
  • Kate Hudson was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Charles Darwin died.
  • Pierre Curie died.
  • Jim Corbett died.

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