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March 19, 1937 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Astronomer Fritz Zwicky publishes his research on stellar explosion in which he coins the term "supernova" and hypothesizes that they were the origin of cosmic rays

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism

Birthdays in History

  • Egon Krenz, former East German folitician and last communist leader of East Germany (1989), born in Kolberg, Nazi Germany

Deaths in History

  • Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer (Anaconda, El Crimen del Otro), commits suicide at 58
1937 in History