Today in History, English
Today in History, English

45451April 19Death2014 – Kevin Sharp, American singer (b. 1970)
45452April 19Death2014 – Sonia Silvestre, Dominican singer (b. 1952)
45453April 19Death2014 – Frits Thors, Dutch journalist (b. 1909)
45454April 19Death2015 – Raymond Carr, English historian and academic (b. 1919)
45455April 19Death2015 – William Price Fox, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
45456April 19Death2015 – Freddie Gray, American murder victim (b. 1989)
45457April 19Death2015 – Roy Mason, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (b. 1924)
45458April 19Death2015 – Tom McCabe, Scottish social worker and politician (b. 1954)
45459April 19Death2015 – Hiroyuki Nishimoto, Japanese actor (b. 1927)
45460April 19Death2015 – Oktay Sinanoğlu, Italian-Turkish chemist and academic (b. 1935)
45461April 19Holiday and observanceBeginning of the Independence Movement (Venezuela)
45462April 19Holiday and observanceBicycle Day
45463April 19Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Ælfheah of Canterbury (Anglican, Catholic)Emma of LesumExpeditusGeorge of AntiochOlaus and Laurentius Petri (Lutheran)Pope Leo IXApril 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
45464April 19Holiday and observanceDutch-American Friendship Day (United States)
45465April 19Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which First Day of Summer or Sumardagurinn fyrsti can fall, while April 25 is the latest celebrated on the first Thursday after April 18. (Iceland)
45466April 19Holiday and observanceKing Mswati III's birthday (Swaziland)
45467April 19Holiday and observancePatriots' Day (Massachusetts, Maine, Wisconsin)
45468April 19Holiday and observancePrimrose Day (United Kingdom)
45469April 19Holiday and observanceLanding of the 33 Patriots Day (Uruguay)
45470April 19Holiday and observanceNational Health Day (Kiribati)
45471April 20Event1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
45472April 20Event1453 – Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading fleet a few weeks before the fall of Constantinople.
45473April 20Event1534 – Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, the island of Newfoundland and Labrador.
45474April 20Event1535 – The sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan.
45475April 20Event1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
45476April 20Event1657 – Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
45477April 20Event1657 – Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
45478April 20Event1689 – The former king, James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
45479April 20Event1752 – Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57).
45480April 20Event1770 – The Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.

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