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  • Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 19, 1906

    Marie Curie

    Pierre Curie's Death

    Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 19, 1906

    On 19 April 1906, Pierre Curie was killed in a road accident. Walking across the Rue Dauphine in heavy rain, he was struck by a horse-drawn vehicle and fell under its wheels, causing his skull to fracture. Curie was devastated by her husband's death.




  • Wiesbaden, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 19, 1910

    Antibiotic

    Ehrlich and Hata announced Their Discovery

    Wiesbaden, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 19, 1910

    In 1910 Ehrlich and Hata announced their discovery, which they called drug "606", at the Congress for Internal Medicine at Wiesbaden.




  • Van, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Apr 19, 1915

    Armenian Genocide

    Van City

    Van, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Apr 19, 1915

    On 19 April 1915, Jevdet Bey demanded that the city of Van immediately furnish him 4,000 soldiers under the pretext of conscription. However, it was clear to the Armenian population that his goal was to massacre the able-bodied men of Van so that there would be no defenders. Jevdet Bey had already used his official writ in nearby villages, ostensibly to search for arms, but in fact to initiate wholesale massacres. The Armenians offered five hundred soldiers and exemption money for the rest in order to buy time, but Jevdet Bey accused the Armenians of "rebellion" and asserted his determination to "crush" it at any cost. "If the rebels fire a single shot", he declared, "I shall kill every Christian man, woman, and" (pointing to his knee) "every child, up to here".




  • Carei (Nagykároly), Romania
    Saturday Apr 19, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Romania Took Nagykároly

    Carei (Nagykároly), Romania
    Saturday Apr 19, 1919

    On 19 April, Romanian forces took Nagykároly.




  • Burbank, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    The Wright brothers

    A Long Flight

    Burbank, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    On April 19, 1944, the second production Lockheed Constellation, piloted by Howard Hughes and TWA president Jack Frye, flew from Burbank, California, to Washington, D.C. in 6 hours and 57 minutes (2300 mi – 330.9 mph).




  • Henan, China - Hunan, China - Guangxi, China
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Operation Ichi-Go

    Henan, China - Hunan, China - Guangxi, China
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1944

    In 1944, with the Japanese position in the Pacific deteriorating rapidly, the IJA mobilized over 500,000 men and launched Operation Ichi-Go, their largest offensive of World War II, to attack the American airbases in China and link up the railway between Manchuria and Vietnam. This brought major cities in Hunan, Henan and Guangxi under Japanese occupation.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Apr 19, 1945

    Martin Bormann

    The Red Army started to Encircle Berlin

    Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Apr 19, 1945

    By 19 April the Red Army started to encircle the city.


  • Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    John F. Kennedy

    Bay of Pigs Negotiations

    Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    By April 19, 1961, the Cuban government had captured or killed the invading exiles, and Kennedy was forced to negotiate for the release of the 1,189 survivors. Twenty months later, Cuba released the captured exiles in exchange for $53 million worth of food and medicine.


  • Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Final air attack mission

    Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    The final air attack mission (code-named Mad Dog Flight) comprised five B-26s, four of which were manned by American CIA contract aircrews and volunteer pilots from the Alabama Air Guard. One FAR Sea Fury (piloted by Douglas Rudd) and two FAR T-33s (piloted by Rafael del Pino and Alvaro Prendes) shot down two of these B-26s, killing four American airmen. Combat air patrols were flown by Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk jets of VA-34 squadron operating from USS Essex, with nationality and other markings removed. Sorties were flown to reassure Brigade soldiers and pilots, and to intimidate Cuban government forces without directly engaging in acts of war.


  • Bay of Pigs, Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Evacuating retreating Brigade Soldiers From Beaches

    Bay of Pigs, Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    Late on 19 April, destroyers USS Eaton (code-named Santiago) and USS Murray (code-named Tampico) moved into Cochinos Bay to evacuate retreating Brigade soldiers from beaches, before fire from Cuban army tanks caused Commodore Crutchfield to order a withdrawal.


  • Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Executed Prisoners

    Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1961

    On 19 April 1961, at least seven Cubans plus two CIA-hired US citizens (Angus K. McNair and Howard F. Anderson) were executed in Pinar del Rio province, after a two-day trial.


  • Italy
    Friday Apr 19, 1985

    Prince Harry

    The First Overseas Tour

    Italy
    Friday Apr 19, 1985

    His first overseas tour was with his parents to Italy in 1985.


  • Colombia
    Friday Apr 19, 1985

    Pablo Escobar: Narcos

    Palace of Justice siege

    Colombia
    Friday Apr 19, 1985

    It is alleged that Escobar backed the 1985 storming of the Colombian Supreme Court by left-wing guerrillas from the 19th of April Movement, also known as M-19. The siege, a retaliation motivated by the Supreme Court studying the constitutionality of Colombia's extradition treaty with the U.S., resulted in the murders of half the judges on the court. M-19 was paid to break into the Palace and burn all papers and files on Los Extraditables, a group of cocaine smugglers who were under threat of being extradited to the U.S. by the Colombian government. Escobar was listed as a part of Los Extraditables. Hostages were also taken for negotiation of their release, thus helping to prevent the extradition of Los Extraditables to the U.S. for their crimes.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    Central Park Jogger Case

    Other victims attacked by members of the large group while jogging near the reservoir

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    David Lewis, the banker, attacked and robbed about 9:25–9:40 Robert Garner, attacked about 9:30 p.m. David Good, attacked about 9:47 p.m. John Loughlin, the 40-year-old teacher, severely beaten and kicked about 9:40–9:50 p.m. near the reservoir and left unconscious. He was also robbed of a Walkman and other items.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    Central Park Jogger Case

    Other victims identified by The New York Times in a 2002 review of the case

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    Michael Vigna, a competitive bike rider hassled about 9:05 p.m. by the group, one of whom tried to punch him. Antonio Diaz, a 52-year-old man walking in the park near 105th Street, was knocked to the ground by teenagers about 9:15 p.m., who stole his bag of food and bottle of beer. He was left unconscious but soon found by a policeman. Gerald Malone and Patricia Dean, riding on a tandem bike, were attacked on East Drive south of 102nd Street about 9:15 p.m. by boys who tried to stop them and grab Dean; the couple called police after reaching a call box.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    Central Park Jogger Case

    The Attacks

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    At 9 p.m. on April 19, 1989, a group of an estimated 30 – 32 teenagers who lived in East Harlem entered Manhattan's Central Park at an entrance in Harlem, near Central Park North. Some of the group committed several attacks, assaults, and robberies against persons walking, biking, or jogging in the northernmost part of the park and near the reservoir, and victims began to report the incidents to police. Within the North Woods, between 105th and 102nd streets, they were reported as attacking several bicyclists, hurling rocks at a cab, and attacking a pedestrian, whom they robbed of his food and beer, and left unconscious. The teenagers roamed south along the park's East Drive and the 97th Street transverse, between 9 and 10 p.m.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    Central Park Jogger Case

    The Reservoir Area Attack

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 19, 1989
    21 PM

    At least some of the group traveled further south to the area around the reservoir, where four men jogging were attacked by several youths. Among the victims was John Loughlin, a 40-year-old schoolteacher, who was severely beaten and robbed between 9:40 and 9:50. He was hit in the head with a pipe and stick, knocking him briefly unconscious. At a pre-trial hearing in October 1989, a police officer testified that when Loughlin was found, he was bleeding so badly that he "looked like he was dunked in a bucket of blood".


  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2002

    Dwayne Johnson

    First Lead Role

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2002

    Johnson played his first lead role in the spin-off The Scorpion King (2002).


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Apr 19, 2007

    Lionel Messi

    A Maradona Goal

    Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Apr 19, 2007

    During a Copa del Rey semi-final against Getafe on 18 April, he scored a goal remarkably similar to Maradona's goal in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, known as the Goal of the Century. Messi collected the ball on the right side near the halfway line, ran 60 metres (66 yd), and beat five defenders before scoring with an angled finish, just as Maradona had done.


  • Italy
    Saturday Apr 19, 2008

    Francesco Totti

    Season-ending injury

    Italy
    Saturday Apr 19, 2008

    Totti suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee during a 1–1 draw with Livorno on 19 April.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    Raúl Castro

    The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba

    Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    Raúl Castro became The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (in office since 19 April 2011).


  • Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    Fidel Castro

    Castro Resigned From The Communist Party Central Committee

    Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

    On 19 April 2011, Castro resigned from the Communist Party central committee, thus stepping down as party leader. Raúl was selected as his successor. Now without any official role in the country's government, he took on the role of an elder statesman.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Modified Its Logo

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2013

    On April 19 Facebook modified its logo to remove the faint blue line at the bottom of the "F" icon. The letter F moved closer to the edge of the box.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    Raúl Castro

    Castro Step down From Power

    Havana, Cuba
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    Miguel Díaz-Canel took over as President of Cuba (President of the Council of State) on 19 April 2018. Raúl Castro remains First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.


  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    Jeenbekov Fired his Prime Minister Sapar Isakov and the government

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Thursday Apr 19, 2018

    On 19 April 2018, Jeenbekov fired his Prime Minister Sapar Isakov and the government following a vote of no confidence from Kyrgyzstan's parliament.


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