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Importance of 19th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 19th April special in the world history.

2005
Pope Benedict XVI elected – first German Pope for about 1,000 years
Germany
1998
Death of Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize winner .
Mexico
1993
The compound of the Branch Davidian religious cult in Waco, Texas was destroyed by fire after federal agents attacked the buildings with.
United States
1989
Death of Daphne du Maurier, British writer.
Great Britain
1989
The gun turret of the USS Iowa exploded, killing 47 American sailors
United States
1956
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco were married.
Monaco
1933
The United States went off the gold standard .
United States
1933
Birth of Jayne Mansfield, American film actress .
United States
1892
The first gasoline powered car was driven in the USA. Designed and driven by Charles Duryea it was refined and in 1893 was driven on the streets of Sprinfield Massachusetts.
United States
1882
Death of Charles Darwin, biologist and author of On The Origin of Species.
Great Britain
1881
Death of Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister
Great Britain
1809
Battle of Raszyn, Poland. Warsaws troops fought off an Austrian attack
Poland
1775
first action in American War of Independence (1775–1783)
United States
1770
Captain Cook discovers the East coast of Australia, his log recorded 19th April but correcting for the international date line the calender date is the 20th.
Australia
1608
Death of Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, English statesman and poet .
Great Britain
1587
Sir Francis Drake sinks the Spanish fleet in Cadiz harbour, one of the most audacious acts of piracy ever undertaken.
Great Britain
1390
Death of King Robert II of Scotland
Great Britain
1054
Death of Pope Leo IX.
France
1012
Murder by Danes of Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Greenwich after refusing to be ransomed.
Great Britain
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