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April 19th birthdays: What happened in the world on a day like today?

He April 19th In 1961, Cuban troops defeated an army of more than 1,300 mercenaries and anti-Castro exiles who intended to invade Playa Girón and Playa Larga (Bay of Pigs).


1713.- Charles VI of Germany promulgates the Pragmatic Sanction which guarantees female succession to the throne in hereditary countries of the Habsburg.

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1775.- Battle of Lexingtonthe first military confrontation between English and American forces in the War of independence of the United States.

1810.- He Caracas Council dismiss the Captain General Vicente Emparán and form a Reunion of the Patriots (chaired by Francisco Miranda), which begins the fight for Independence of Venezuela.

1928.- He training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano performs its first training cruise.

1956.- wedding of Prince Rainier of Monaco with the American actress Grace Kelly. The civil ceremony was held the day before.

1960.- It’s disputed first match from the Copa Libertadores Football.

1970.- Was born in Colombia the revolutionary group April 19th Movement, M-19.

1971.- O Soviet Union Play the Greeting 1first man-controlled space station.

1987.- Appears for the first time in U.S ‘s first television shortThe Simpsons‘.

.- The Argentine president Raul Alfonsín puts an end to the military insurrection that began on April 14 in Cordoba.

nineteen ninety.- He Government of Nicaragua and the anti-Sandinista rebels sign a definitive ceasefire.

1991.- The city of Puerto Rico is awarded with Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature for his exemplary defense Spanish which was declared the only official language of the country.

1993.- David Koresch and another 85 people, including 17 children from the sect he founded, die in fire of “Monte Carmelo” Farmin waco (Texas, USA).

nine hundred ninety-five.- A truck loaded with explosives explodes in front of a government building in Oklahoma City and left 168 dead, the deadliest terrorist act on American soil to date.

2005.- The German Cardinal José Ratzinger happens with John Paul II with the name of Benedict XVI.

.- O Spanish justice condemns former Argentine soldier Adolfo Scilingo to 640 years in prison for illegal detention It is torture during the Argentine dictatorship (1976-1983), in the first resolution issued against humanity in Spain.

2006.- Han Myung Sookfirst woman in history South Korea who heads the Government.

2008.- Victory of the former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo in the presidential elections Paraguay.

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2011.- Fidel Castro resignation from the position of first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party and your brother is chosen Raul.

2015.- Around 850 immigrants disappear in the waters of the Sicilian Canal when they tried to get to the back of Italy.

2021.- He Ingenious helicopter from the PAN makes history by carrying out the first controlled and powered flight of an aircraft on another planet, Mars.

.- The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canelreplaces Raul Castro as first secretary of Cuban Communist Party.


1932.- Fernando BoteroColombian painter and sculptor.

1941.- Roberto CarlosBrazilian singer and composer.

1960.- Gustavo PedroColombian politician.

1970.- Luis Miguel Gallego BasteriMexican singer.

1972.- Vitor Barbosa FerreiraRivaldo”, former Brazilian football player.

1979.- Kat HudsonAmerican actress.

1987.- Maria SharapovaRussian tennis player.


1588.- Paulo VeroneseItalian painter.

1824.- George Gordon, Mr ByronEnglish romantic writer.

1882.- Charles DarwinBritish naturalist.

1906.- Peter CurieFrench scientist, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903.

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1998.- Octavio PazMexican poet and essayist.

2004.- Norris McWhirterBritish, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records.

2016.- Patricio Aylwinformer Chilean president.

Source: Elcomercio

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