April 19 or April 19 or April 19 (the nineteenth day of the fourth month) is the one hundred (109) day of a simple year, or the one hundred (110) day of leap years according to the Western Gregorian (Gregorian) calendar. There are 256 days left until the end of the year.
1160 - Japanese commander Minamoto no Yoritomo is exiled to Izu Island.
1775 - The outbreak of the American War of Independence leads to the creation of the United States.
1961 -- A meeting at Seif Palace in Kuwait between the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, the British Political Resident in the Gulf, William Luce, and the Political Agent in Kuwait, John Richmond, to negotiate between the two countries to cancel the 1899 agreement between Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
1963 - Founding of the Kurdish Association in Lebanon.
1964 - The Ford Mustang sports car goes on sale for the first time.
1974 - The Pioneer 11 space probe passes through the asteroid belt.
1980 - Morocco participates in Eurovision.
1986 -- The Council of Maronite Bishops elects Archbishop Nasrallah Sfeir as Patriarch of the Maronite Church, succeeding the resigned Patriarch Anton Boutros Khreish.
1995 - A truck full of explosives explodes in front of the Alfred Mora Federal Building in Oklahoma, causing a large number of casualties.
2003 - Olusegun Obasanjo is re-elected president of Nigeria for another term after receiving 62% of the vote, amid accusations of unfair elections.
2005 - German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church under the name Benedict XVI, on the second day of the College of Cardinals beginning its meetings to elect a new pope to succeed Pope John Paul II.
2008 - Bayern Munich beat Dortmund in the German Cup final, which was held at the Berlin stadium.
The election of the head of the Accord Front bloc, Iyad al-Samarrai, as speaker of the Iraqi parliament, after more than four months of controversy, following the resignation of former parliament speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika is sworn in as Algeria's president for a third term.
2015 - An Egyptian criminal court sentences 11 defendants to death in the Port Said stadium incidents that occurred in 2012.
2018 - Miguel Díaz-Canel is elected President of Cuba, after his successor, Raul Castro. With his election, the nearly 60-year rule of the Castro family of Cuba ends.
2021 - NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully flies to the surface of Mars. It is the first flight of an aircraft with a motor on another planet.
1124 - Saeed bin Hamza Al-Nili, Iraqi Arab writer and poet.
1793 - Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria.
1802 - Jaafar al-Khursan, an Iraqi Ottoman poet and prose writer (b.