Sunday, the 19th of April, 2015 is the 109th day in 2015 and in the 16th calendar week.
General Events:
Primrose Day 2015
April 19, 2015 in London
Primrose Day takes place on April 19, 2015. Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral. On this day Disraeli’s statue in Parliament Square, London is decorated with primroses, as is his grave in Hughenden, Buckinghamshire.
Where is the event?
Nationwide London
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day
April 19, 2015 in Uruguay
Landing of the 33 Patriots Day is observed on April 19, 2015. April 19 is the anniversary of the Landing of the 33 Patriots in Uruguay, also known as the Treinta y Tres Orientales, though it’s safe to say none of the 33 “Orientals” ever set foot in Asia. They were called ‘Orientales‘ because Uruguay was known as the Banda Oriental, or the “Eastern Bank” of the Rio de la Plata, the western shore being Argentina.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Uruguay
National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
April 19, 2015 in the USA
National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day is on April 19 of each year in memory of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995.  The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.  It remained the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks.  The blast in Oklahoma City claimed the lives of 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6.  More than 680 people were injured.
National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day is a day of remembrance for those who perished and for those who were injured.  If you would like to learn more about this awful day in Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum website at
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Bicycle Day
April 19, 2015 in the USA
April 19, 1943, Hofmann performed a self-experiment to determine the true effects of LSD, intentionally ingesting 0.25 milligrams (250 micrograms) of the substance, an amount he predicted to be a threshold dose (an actual threshold dose is 20 micrograms).[7] Less than an hour later, Hofmann experienced sudden and intense changes in perception. He asked his laboratory assistant to escort him home and, as use of motor vehicles was prohibited because of wartime restrictions, they had to make the journey on a bicycle. On the way, Hofmann’s condition rapidly deteriorated as he struggled with feelings of anxiety, alternating in his beliefs that the next-door neighbor was a malevolent witch, that he was going insane, and that the LSD had poisoned him. When the house doctor arrived, however, he could detect no physical abnormalities, save for a pair of incredibly dilated pupils. Hofmann was reassured, and soon his terror began to give way to a sense of good fortune and enjoyment.
The events of the first LSD trip, now known as “Bicycle Day”, after the bicycle ride home, proved to Hofmann that he had indeed made a significant discovery: a psychoactive substance with extraordinary potency, capable of causing significant shifts of consciousness in incredibly low doses. Hofmann foresaw the drug as a powerful psychiatric tool; because of its intense and introspective nature, he couldn’t imagine anyone using it recreationally.[8] Bicycle Day is increasingly observed in psychedelic communities as a day to celebrate the discovery of LSD.
The celebration of Bicycle Day originated in DeKalb, IL., in 1985,[9] when Thomas B. Roberts, then a Professor at Northern Illinois University, invented the name “Bicycle Day” when he founded the first Bicycle Day celebration at his home. Several years later, he sent an announcement made by one of his students to friends and Internet lists, thus propagating the idea and the celebration. His original intent was to commemorate Hofmann’s original, accidental exposure on April 16, but that date fell midweek and was not a good time for the party, so he chose the 19th to honor Hofmann’s first intentional exposure.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 19th April:
1012 – Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich, London
1619 – Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia
1775 – American Revolution begins – Lexington Common, shot “heard round the world”
1810 – Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
1825 – 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
1839 – Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
1901 – In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence
1904 – Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
1906 – SF Earthquake ends killing 452
1921 – Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
1923 – New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
1936 – First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine
1943 – Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time
1947 – French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
1948 – Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China
1965 – At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun’s glare, this causes the grass to die
1971 – Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
1984 – Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature magazine)
1985 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours
1987 – Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
1999 – The German Bundestag returns to Berlin
2011 – Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title