Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 19

This is a list of selected April 19 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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1810 – An expanded municipal government of Caracas deposed Captain General Vicente Emparán and established the First Republic of Venezuela. needs more footnotes
1839 – The signing of the Treaty of London formally recognised Belgian independence from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. appears on August 4 (that date needs more articles)
1861American Civil War: The first bloodshed of the war took place when Confederate sympathizers in Baltimore, Maryland, attacked members of the Massachusetts militia en route to Washington, D.C. lots of {{cn}} tags (7)
1904 – A fire destroyed downtown Toronto, destroying 104 buildings and causing CAN$10,350,000 in damage. refimprove
1943The Holocaust: Nazi troops entered the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, sparking the first mass uprising in Poland against the German occupation. refimprove section
1960 – Students in South Korea held a nationwide pro-democracy protest against President Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign. refimprove section
1993 – The 51-day siege of the Mount Carmel Center, the home of the Branch Davidian religious sect outside Waco, Texas, ended when a fire broke out, killing over 70 people. lots of CN tags (8), mostly in one section
2005 – Joseph Alois Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the papal conclave. refimprove section
Glenn T. Seaborg |b|1912 POTD for 2022



  • The midnight ride of Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott is listed on April 18, so Battles of Lexington and Concord should not appear in the same year

April 19: Feast day of Saint Alphege of Canterbury (Catholicism, Anglicanism)

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