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April 19 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 19. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 53 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 65
    The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.
  • 531
    Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Ar-Raqqah (northern Syria).
  • 797
    Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after Constantine dies of his wounds, and Irene proclaims herself basileus.
  • 1012
    Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England.
  • 1529
    Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: After the Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism, a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.
  • 1539
    Charles V and Protestants signs Treaty of Frankfurt.
  • 1608
    In Ireland, O'Doherty’s Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry
  • 1677
    The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.
  • 1713
    With 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 (not actually born until 1717).
  • 1770
    Captain James Cook, still holding the rank of lieutenant, sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
  • 1770
    Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI of France in a proxy wedding.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • 1782
    John 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.
  • 1809
    An Austrian corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
  • 1810
    Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparán, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.
  • 1839
    The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guaranteeing its neutrality.
  • 1855
    Visit of Napoleon III to Guildhall, London
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.
  • 1865
    Funeral service for Abraham Lincoln is held in the East Room of the White House.
  • 1892
    Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • 1897
    Léo Taxil exposes his own fabrications concerning Freemasonry
  • 1903
    The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world.
  • 1919
    Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute.
  • 1927
    Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
  • 1928
    The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
  • 1943
    Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • 1943
    World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.
  • 1948
    Burma joins the United Nations.
  • 1950
    Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

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