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April 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 19

April 19th is known as Amaretto Day and Hanging Out Day.

Today marks day 109 of the year, and we have 256 days left of the year.

Today has been an eventful one in history, and you’re going to find out why right here! We’re going to look at facts and historical events that happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1882, Charles Darwin died at 73-years-old? He was famous for teaching the world the theory of evolution by natural selection.

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

What Events Happened On April 19 In History?

2020

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter became the first helicopter to fly on another planet.

1994

American construction worker Rodney King received $3.8 million in compensation after suffering police brutality on March 3, 1991.

1971

Prolific killer Charles Manson was sentenced to death by gas chamber.

The decision came after a lengthy 225 days of trials.
1963

Johnny Cash released his “Ring of Fire” single.

It won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award on February 25, 1998.
1956

Grace Kelly married Rainier III the Prince of Monaco.

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1943

The Warsaw Uprising involved Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto resisting Nazi Germany during WWII.

OTD in 1943: The Warsaw Uprising involved Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto resisting Nazi Germany during WWII.
Afterwards Officer Jürgen Stroop ordered for the Ghetto to be destroyed which started the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
1909

The Roman Catholic Church declared Joan of Arc a saint.

1882

Charles Darwin, who taught the world the theory of evolution by natural selection, died at 73 years old.

1775

The Battle of Lexington and Concord began, which kicked off the American Revolutionary War between 1775 & 1783.

OTD in 1775: The Battle of Lexington and Concord began
1770

Captain James Cook sighted Australia for the first time.

1591

The town of Chartres in France surrendered to King Henry IV.

This marked the beginning of the end for Europe's War of Religion.
1539

The Treaty of Frankfurt was signed between Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Protestants.

April 19 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Aries.

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and is represented by the ram. Much like the ram, Arians often dive headfirst into whatever they feel passionate about.

If your birthday is in April, your birthstone is the Diamond. Wearing diamonds is believed to help open the mind to new possibilities and inspire imagination.

People born on this day were likely conceived on July 27 in the previous year.

Is today is your birthday? If so, you share this special day with James Franco! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

Famous People Born On April 19

Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen

Canadian Actor
Birthday: April 19, 1981
Age: 40 years old
Born In: British Columbia, Canada
James Franco

James Franco

American Actor
Birthday: April 19, 1978
Age: 43 years old
Born In: California, USA

Special Holidays On April 19th

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

April 19: National Amaretto Day

National Amaretto Day

April 19: National Hanging Out Day

National Hanging Out Day

Did you know that on this day, April 19th 1882, Charles Darwin died at 73-years-old?