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Historical Events on April 19 (Part 2)

  • 2017 Fox News confirms they would be letting go of Bill O'Reilly after allegations of sexual harassment

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018 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
  • 2018 Senator Tammy Duckworth is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor
  • 2018 King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or “land of the Swati”

Music concertMusic Concert

2020 Together At Home concert for coronavirus COVID-19 aid curated by Lady Gaga and streamed worldwide

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
  • 2020 US coronavirus death toll passes 40,000, with 742,442 cases recorded according to Johns Hopkins tally

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 UK coronavirus COVID-19 death toll reaches 16,060 (hospitals only), as "The Sunday Times" criticizes Boris Johnson's government's response, saying they "sleepwalked into disaster"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

2020 Turkey passes Iran to become the Middle Eastern country with the most coronavirus COVID-19 cases with 86,306 infections, Iran continues to have the most deaths

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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