On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 2018

Historical Events

  • King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to Eswatini, or “Land of the Swati”

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Miguel Diaz-Canel is elected Cuba's new president, after former president Raúl Castro steps down

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • US Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois (D)) is the first parent to bring a baby into the Senate chambers, a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor

Famous Deaths

  • Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine ), dies at 72
2018 Highlights

About April 19, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries