This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, April 19 is the 119th day of the year and the 120th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on April 19 as well as the birthdays of famous people.


10 Major Events Happened on this Day


  1. Kankana Banerjee's Birthday   

Born on this day in 1946, Kankana Banerjee is an Indian Classical singer who trained under the tutelage of Indian classical vocalist Ustad Amir Khan. She has many awards including the State Government of Andhra Pradesh felicitation "Andhra Ratna Award (Kala Saraswati)" presented by Mother Teresa in 1987.


  1. Mukesh Ambani's Birthday

Born on this day in 1957, Mukesh Ambani is an Indian billionaire and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd. According to Forbes and Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Ambani's net worth is estimated at around US$101 billion as of March 2022, making him the second-richest person in Asia and India and the 10th richest person in the world. 


  1. Anju Bobby George's Birthday

Born on this day in 1977, Anju Bobby George is a retired Indian athlete. She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2002, Khel Ratna in 2003 and Padma Shri in 2004. She had got 5th position with personal best score of 6.83 at the 2004 Athens Olympics. 


  1. Wazir Ali Khan's Birthday

Born on this day in 1780, Wazir Ali Khan fourth nawab wazir of Oudh. He was the adopted son of Asaf-Ud-Dowlah, who had no son.



  1. Krishnaji Gopal Karve's Death Anniversary

Krishnaji Gopal Karve was an Indian freedom fighter and a revolutionary. He was sentenced to death in the Bombay high court and hanged in Thane Jail on 19 April 1910.


  1. Bahlol Lodi Captured Delhi

On this day in 1451, Delhi was captured by Bahlol Lodi. Bahlol Lodi was the founder of the Lodi dynasty from the Delhi Sultanate upon the abdication of the last claimant from the previous Sayyid rule. He  became sultan of the dynasty on 19 April 1451.


  1. Aryabhata Satellite Launched

On this day in 1975, India’s first satellite Aryabhata was launched into orbit from Kapustin Yar, Russia. Aryabhata, the first uncrewed Earth satellite built by India. 


  1. American Revolution begun

Launched this day in 1775 with the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was an effort by 13 British colonies in North America (with help from France, Spain, and the Netherlands) to win their independence.


  1. Charles Darwin Death Anniversary

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist,  best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history,  and he was honoured by burial in Westminster Abbey. 


  1. Maria Sharapova's Birthday

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is a Russian former world No. 1 tennis player. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to achieve the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in women's singles at the 2012 London Olympics.


Above are the 10 important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. 

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