Historical Events in April 1919

  • Apr 3 Austria expels all Habsburgers
  • Apr 5 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
  • Apr 5 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews

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Apr 6 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Apr 7 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
  • Apr 10 Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
  • Apr 11 The International Labour Organization is founded.
  • Apr 12 British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
  • Apr 13 British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing 350
  • Apr 13 The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • Apr 14 Following Gandhi's nonviolent methods, Muslim and Hindu protest British rule; British troops fire on the crowds, killing 400
  • Apr 19 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
  • Apr 19 French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
  • Apr 19 Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
  • Apr 19 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • Apr 20 Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
  • Apr 20 King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
  • Apr 23 Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
  • Apr 28 1st jump with US Army Air Corps (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
  • Apr 30 Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings