April 2019 calendar

April 2019

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2019.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2019: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2019?


  • 01 Apr 2019 2019 Iran Floods: The Iranian government declares an emergency in the southwestern provinces at risk of flooding. They also worked to evacuate many villages, as forecasters foresaw more heavy rains last week that could have caused severe flooding.
  • 02 Apr 2019 Google begins to delete consumer accounts from Google+ because of low user engagement and security vulnerabilities that could expose user data to developers.
  • 03 Apr 2019 Libyan Civil War (2014-present), 2019 Western Libya Offensive. The Libyan National Army launches a surprise offensive against western Libya. It moves units towards Tripoli, the Government of National Accord capital. There are reports of fighting in Gharyan. According to the LNA, General Khalifa Haitar ordered their operation. It is intended to "cleanse the western zone of terrorist groups".
  • 04 Apr 2019 Libyan Civil War (2014-present), 2019 Western Libya Offensive. The Libyan National Army continues to advance on Tripoli, the capital of Libya. They have captured Gharyan with little resistance. General Khalifa Haitar ordered the LNA's seize of Tripoli. This prompted the Tripoli-based Presidential Council (which is responsible for general mobilization) to call for a general mobilization.
  • 05 Apr 2019 The Libyan National Army troops reached the outskirts Tripoli to secure a critical military checkpoint called "Bridge 27".
  • 06 Apr 2019 Second Libyan Civil War, 2019 Western Libya offensive: Militias loyal to the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord launch a counterattack on Libyan National Army troops in the southern outskirts of Tripoli. (The Washington Post. After LNA forces were hit by GNA warplanes, Field Marshal Khalifa Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army declares a no fly zone for military aircraft above western Libya.
  • 07 Apr 2019 Officially, the Government of National Accord in Tripoli announces the launch of a counteroffensive for retaking all capital areas held by the Libyan National Army.
  • 08 Apr 2019 Tripoli International Airport is retaken by forces loyal to the Government of National Accord from the Libyan National Army.
  • 09 Apr 2019 Second Libyan Civil War and 2019 Western Libya Offensive: The UN cancels the planned Libyan National Conference, which was scheduled for later in April. This conference was to have negotiations between political factions in order to organize new elections.
  • 10 Apr 2019 Second Libyan Civil War and 2019 Western Libya Offensive: Aguila Salih, the speaker of Tobruk's Libyan parliament to which Khalifa Haytar's Libyan National Army loyalty is, stated that no UN-backed conference or peace agreement is possible while Tripoli is "occupied by armed groups". (Fox News). The Libyan National Army claims it has taken out a pro-GNA L-39 Albatros from Tripoli.
  • 11 Apr 2019 The Sudanese army surrounds the capital Khartoum's presidential palace and takes control of state media buildings. This is amid protests against President Omar al-Bashir. A number of senior ministers, including Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein, were reportedly detained.
  • 12 Apr 2019 2019 Quetta bombing, 20 people killed and 50 others hurt in suicide bombing attack at Quetta market, Pakistan.
  • 13 Apr 2019 Second Libyan Civil War and 2019 Western Libya Offensive: Aguila Salih, the head of the Tobruk-based Libyan Parliament that is rival to the Government of National Accord stated that the parliament's Libyan National Army would continue to advance on Tripoli despite international calls for them not stop.
  • 14 Apr 2019 2019 Tornadoes: A minimum of eight people are killed by tornadoes in the Southern United States. These severe storms bring floods and tornadoes.
  • 15 Apr 2019 2019 Pulitzer Prize: Annapolis Daily Newspaper The Capital was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in recognition of its coverage of the mass shooting at its offices on June 28, 2018. Five of its employees were killed.
  • 16 Apr 2019 Apple Inc. and Google have removed TikTok in India from their app stores after a Madras high court ruled that the app could expose children and encourage cyberbullying.
  • 17 Apr 2019 Russian military intervention in Ukraine
  • 18 Apr 2019 14 people were killed in a gun attack in Pakistan on a bus during the 2019 Makran massacre
  • 19 Apr 2019 Langley, British Columbia, Canada: A house deck collapses, injuring 40 people. Twenty of them are severely.
  • 20 Apr 2019 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Seven people are killed in Kabul when suicide bombers and gunmen storm the communications ministry.
  • 21 Apr 2019 At least 359 people were killed and 500 more injured in a series of explosions that occurred at churches and hotels in four locations in Sri Lanka. Since then, ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
  • 22 Apr 2019 2019 Luzon earthquake: 16 people are killed in a magnitude-6.1 earthquake that struck the towns of Porac, Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines, at 17:11 Philippine Standard Time. The Manila Times. According to PHIVOLCS the epicenter is 18 kilometres (11 miles) northeast of Castillejos in Zambales. PHIVOLCS initially recorded the earthquake at magnitude 5.7. Later, it was upgraded to 6.1.
  • 23 Apr 2019 2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka: ISIL claims responsibility. The bombings took place in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Easter Sunday. (New York Times). Investigators from Sri Lanka believe the bombings were revenge against attacks on New Zealand mosques in February.
  • 24 Apr 2019 At least 60 people have been killed by floods and mudslides that occurred in Durban, South Africa, and the surrounding KwaZulu-Natal region.
  • 25 Apr 2019 In a vote of 278-38, the parliament of Ukraine approves a language bill that will allow Ukraine to use Ukrainian as its only official language.
  • 26 Apr 2019 17 miners were killed in a large methane explosion in a coal mine located in eastern Ukraine's self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic.
  • 27 Apr 2019 Official video for Taylor Swift's song "Me!" The official video for Taylor Swift's "Me" premiered Thursday night. It broke Vevo's record of the largest debut with at least 56.9 Million views in 24 hours.
  • 28 Apr 2019 Terrorists storm a church, in Burkina Faso's Soum Province. Six people are killed. The pastor, his two sons and three worshippers are among the victims.
  • 29 Apr 2019 A propaganda video featuring Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State of Iraq, is released. It refers to the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings. This indicates that he is still alive, and that the video was taken very recently. This is his first appearance on video since July 2014 when he spoke to a crowd at the now demolished Great Mosque of al-Nuri, Mosul.
  • 30 Apr 2019 2019 Japanese imperial transition: Emperor Akihito abdicates his Chrysanthemum Trinity in favor of Crown Prince Naruhito, his elder son. Since Emperor Kokaku's 1817 death, he is the first Emperor in more than two hundred years to abdicate.
  • 10 Apr 2019 Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project announce the first ever image of a black hole, which was located in the centre of the M87 galaxy.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2019?

The Savior by J.R. Ward

The Savior


Dr. Sarah Watkins seeks help after her fiancé's death. 17th series

Supermarket by Bobby Hall



Flynn discovers a crime scene in his supermarket job

The Matriarch by Susan Page

The Matriarch


Subtitle: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty

We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines; art by Julianna Swaney

We Are the Gardeners


Children: Author and her children discover the joys associated with starting a garden

Becoming by Michelle Obama



Memoir: This former first lady shares stories about her childhood and time at the White House