This Day in History on 19th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 19th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1451: Bahlol Khan Lodi captured Delhi.

1526: Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire, laid the foundations of the Mughal rule.

1770: Captain James Cook became the first Western man to reach Australia.

1775: Beginning of the American Revolutionary war.

1910: Anant Kanhere, Krishnaji Karve, and Vinayak Deshpande were executed.

1948: Burma joined the United Nations.

1950: Shyama Prasad Mukherji resigned. He was the first Minister of Central Cabinet.

1960: Meeting of Afro-Asian Conference at New Delhi.

1971: Sierra Leone became a republic.

1975: Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, launched from the Russian space station.

1976: Maharshi Dayanand University established in Haryana.

1976: Indira Gandhi proposes a resumption of ties with Pakistan in New Delhi.

1981: Indira Gandhi,Prime Minister, inaugurated `Maharashtra Vidhanbhavan’.

1993: Sanjay Dutt, film star, was held under TADA for possessing an AK-56 rifle.

1995: Gopala Ramanujam,Goa Governor, takes up additional charge of Kerala.

1995: Rajendra Kumari Bajpai appointed the Lt. Governor of Pondichery.

1997: I.K. Gujral, External Affairs Minister, chosen leader of United Front in place of Deve Gowda.

1998: Kottayam in Kerala becomes the first district in India to complete computerisation of the talluk offices connecting them with the district headquarters.

1998: Jayalalitha, AIADMK leader, demands that all ”tainted leaders” be dropped by the Vajpayee Government or that Sedapatti R. Muthiah be taken back.

2011: Fidel Castro resigned as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba after holding the title since July 1961.

Birthday / Anniversary

1868: Paul Harris, founder of the Rotary Club.

1897: Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)

1933: Dickie Bird, an English retired international cricket umpire.

1956: Mukesh Rishi, an Indian actor.

1957: Mukesh Ambani, an Indian billionaire business magnate, and the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd.

1968: Arshad Warsi, an Indian film actor.

1977: Anju Bobby George, a retired Indian athlete.

1987: Maria Sharapova, a Russian retired professional tennis player.

Death / Death Anniversary

1629: Sigismondo d’India, Italian composer (b. 1582)

1882: Charles Darwin, an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist.

1906: Pierre Curie, a French physicist.

1910: Anant Laxman Kanhere, an Indian independence fighter.

1955: Jim Corbett, a British hunter, tracker, naturalist, and author.

1974: Muhammad Ayub Khan, the second President of Pakistan.

1994: Rajindersing Sparo, first awardee of `Mahavir Chakra’ and former Chief Minister of Punjab Major General, passed away.

2003: Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the fourth caliph and the head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

2004: Norris McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of World Records.

2008: Sarojini Babar, an Indian-Marathi writer, and politician.

2013: Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (b. 1936)

Further Reading

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