Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 19

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This is a list of selected April 19 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will 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 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 19, 2019 featured article or the April 19, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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AD 65 – The freedman Milichus betrayed Gaius Calpurnius Piso's plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators were arrested. refimprove
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
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
1956 – Actress Grace Kelly became Princess consort of Monaco upon marrying Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. refimprove sections
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. unreferenced section, neutrality issues
2005 – Joseph Alois Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the papal conclave. refimprove section



  • 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 of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity); Independence Day in Israel (2018)

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Uesugi Kenshin (d. 1578) · Sydney Barnes (b. 1873) · Denis O'Brien (b. 1958)

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