April 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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.

2011 NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat, the first game in the franchise reboot, was released for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Mortal Kombat wasn't just a breath of fresh air for the series; it completely raised the bar! Until 2009, the franchise was held by Midway Games Chicago, the studio that came up with Mortal Kombat. Then, Midway Games went bankrupt, and Warner Bros. bought them out.

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.

OTD in 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.


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.

Afterward, Officer Jürgen Stroop ordered 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

1591 The town of Chartres in France surrendered to King Henry IV.

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

1539 The Treaty of Frankfurt was signed between Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Protestants.

Famous Quotes Said On April 19

What is your favorite quote from April 19? Here are the most noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.


“And, after all, what is a fashion? From the artistic point of view, it is usually a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

– Oscar Wilde

Famous People Born On April 19

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

2002 Loren Gray

American Singer

Loren Gray
21 years old
Born In:
Pennsylvania, USA
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1978 James Franco

American Actor

James Franco
45 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1979 Kate Hudson

American Actress

Kate Hudson
44 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1981 Hayden Christensen

Canadian Actor

Hayden Christensen
42 years old
Born In:
British Columbia, Canada

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1809 - 1882 Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was an English naturalist born on February 12, 1809. He died on this day in 1882, at age 73 in Down, Kent, England, UK.

Special Holidays On April 19

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

Amaretto, which translates from Italian to mean “a little bitter”, has been made in Italy for over 500 years. Celebrate Amaretto Day by learning more about this luxurious liquor, making yourself a cocktail or two, or baking it into a pastry!

April 19: National Hanging Out Day

National Hanging Out Day

While you can still hang out with your friends today if you want to, Hanging Out Day has an entirely different meaning! Instead, do your part for the environment today by hanging your clothes on the line instead of using the dryer.

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The British Pound is the world’s oldest currency still in use, at 1,200 years old. The pound has been an identity as a symbol of British sovereignty.

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.

A baby that is conceived on April 19th, 2023, will likely be due next year around January 10th.

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