Archive for the ‘April 19 in History’ Category

Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us “History merely repeats itself, it has all been done before.” That is showing us from historical examples given in the past, we can learn how to live in the now. We learn from their mistakes and from their true faith. I Corinthians 10:11, “These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.” For this reason I follow the cycles of events in Jewish history which are found in the Jewish (lunar) calendar.

I have also found some incredible cycles that follow history from the calendar used for our everyday lives in North America. These cycles of events are found on April 19 and the days surrounding that date. It seems the devil likes to celebrate his victories in cycles and it brings fear during that time. As an intercessor I am on alert on the wall, speaking the Word of God over our nation and Israel.


  • Birth of Rome/Roman Empire: April 21, 753 BC
  • Islam/birth of Mohammad: April 20, 571 AD
  • Nazi Germany/birth of Adolph Hitler: April 20, 1889


  • April 19-21, 1985: ATF Raid on Covenant of the Sword and the Arm of the Lord
  • April 19, 1989: Explosion on the USS Iowa
  • April 19, 1993: Waco/Branch Dividian raid by FBI/ATF
  • April 19, 1995: Oklahoma City Bombing
  • April 20, 1999: Columbine High School massacre
  • April 15, 2013: Boston Marathan Bombing (2nd bomber caught on the 19th)


  • April 19, 1775: Start of the Revolutionary War
  • April 19-21, 1836: Battle of San Jacinto/end of Texas Revolution
  • April 12, 1861: Start of the Civil War
  • April 26, 1898: Start of the Spanish-American War
  • April 17-19, 1961: Bay of Pigs invasion failure
  • April 30, 1975: End of Vietnam War
  • April 18, 1988: Operation Praying Mantis

Bill Koenig is a White House Correspondent and has followed these events through history. His website is and I expect that he will be bringing an article regarding April 19th in History, which Bill calls, “Date in infamy for America.”

April 18-19 will be the March of Remembrance in Houston and surrounding areas. This will be the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Holocaust death camps. I will be marching in remembrance both days, honoring the victims and standing for the Jewish freedom in our nation as growing antisemitism blankets the earth. For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent (Isaiah 62:1)

Keep praying, don’t lose heart or give up! Keep seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. God is not a liar, what He said in His Word will come to pass. He watches over His Word to perform it. But we get to chose what we say- are we speaking fear or faith? Are we saying the same fear word the media is saying or speaking the Word of God? We choose. Life and death are in the power of our tongue.



Ecclesiastes 1:9 reads in the NLT,  “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.”

We see world-wide events happen in cycles.  We see from Israel’s history that the enemy’s plans seem to fall on certain times. For instance, both Temples were destroyed on the same Hebrew date, Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av. Scientists and meteorologists understand cycles. This does not mean something ‘will’ happen, but for us to be watchful and pray.

April 19 is one of those cycle times and I am asking you to please keep our nation and Israel in prayer. Below is a chart of happenings that I have found. I hope you find it helpful.

April 21, 753 BC 3007 ? Birth of Rome Day the city of Rome was   founded
45 BC 3715 ? The New Year’s Day was changed from April 21 to January 1 Changed by Julius Caesar
April 20, 571 Iyar 8, 4331 Birth of Mohammad
April 19, 1775 Nisan 19, 5535 Start of the   Revolutionary War
April 19-21,   1836 Iyar 2, 5596 Battle of San   Jacinto/End of Texas Revolution
April 25, 1846 Nisan 29, 5606 Start of   Mexican-American War
April 12, 1861 Iyar 2, 5621 Start of Civil   War
April 19, 1861 Iyar 9, 5621 US President   Lincoln ordered a blockade of Confederate ports
April 19, 1889 Nisan 20, 5649 Birth of Adolph Hitler
April 19, 1898   Start of American-Mexican War
April 19, 1927 Nisan 17, 5687 In China,   Hankow communists declared war on Chaing Kai-shek
April 1, 1933 Nisan 5, 5693 German Reichstag passes the Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial   powers until April 1, 1937
April 19, 1933 Nisan 23, 5693 Franklin D   Roosevelt announces US will leave the gold standard
April 19, 1936 Nisan 27, 5696 Anti-Jewish riots   break out in Palestine
April 19, 1936 Nisan 27, 5696 Israel face the   Great Arab Revolt
April 19, 1938 Nisan 18, 5698 General Francisco Franco declared victory in the Spanish Civil War
April 19, 1941 Nisan 22, 5701 British troops arrive in Iraq Anglo-Iraq war of  May 2-31,   1941
April 19, 1943 Nisan 14, 5703 The Warsaw Ghetto   Uprising beganThe Jews fought the   Germans for 28 days PASSOVER
April 18, 1954 Nisan 15, 5714Passover Ascension of Gamal Abdel Nassar of Egypt Nassar   was Israel’s led antagonist for almost 2 decades. He was responsible for   three wars with Israel from 1956-1970. He was also responsible for the first   United Arab Republic in 1958-1961, a concept that could reach a more cohesive   realization in the coming years.
April 17-19,   1961 Nisan 14, 5714 Bay of Pigs failure PASSOVER
April 19, 1967 Nisan 9, 5727 Surveyor 3 landed on the moon and began sending photos back to the US
April 4, 1968 Nisan 6, 5728 Dr Martin Luther   King shot in Memphis
April 19, 1971 Nisan 24, 5731 Russia launched the Salyut into orbit    around the earth The first space station
April 19, 1975 Iyar 8, 5735 India launched its first satellite with the help of the USSR
April 30, 1975 Iyar 19, 5735 End of Vietnam   War
April 19, 1985 Nisan 28, 5745 USSR performs nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, E Kazakhstan
April 19-25,   1985 Nisan 28- Iyar   4, 5745 ATF Raid on   Covenant of the Sword and the Arm of the Lord OK bombing 10 years later on this date
April 18, 1988 Iyar 1, 5748 Operation Praying   Mantis Attach by US   naval forces in retaliation for the Iranian mining of the Persian Gulf and   the subsequent damage to an American warship. This battle was the largest of   the 5 major US surface engagements since WWII
April 19, 1989 Nisan 14, 5749 Explosion of USS Iowa – 47 sailors were killed PASSOVER
April 19, 1989 Nisan 14, 5749 Giant asteroid passed within 500,000 miles of earth PASSOVER
April 19, 1993 Nisan 28, 5753 Waco/Branch   Davidian raid by FBI/ATF 51 Day standoff.   86 people were killed
April 19, 1995 Nisan 19, 5755 Oklahoma City
Bombing, Murrah Federal Building
Killing 168   & wounding 450
April 20, 1999 Iyar 4, 5759 Columbine High   School  Shooting Killing 12   students &  1 teacher, injured 24
April 19, 2005 Nisan 10, 5765 Pope Benedict   XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger becomes the 265thPope15 years after   Oklahoma City bombing 111th  Pope from Malachy’s time, prophesied “The Glory of the Olive”- some speculate   that the olive, standing for Israel, will mean that this Pope will work   towards bringing peace between Muslims and the Jewish NationHe comes from   the order of the Olivetans.It was alleged according to some Catholic  traditions, that Benedict predicted that   just before the coming of the Antichrist, a pope would be elected from his   order
April 3, 2006 Nisan 5, 5766 Iran test-fired the fasted torpedo in the world
April 18, 2007 Nisan 30, 5767 IAEA inspectors reported that Iran was enriching uranium and had over   1,300 centrifuges
April 9, 2008 Nisan 4, 5768 Iran celebrated ‘Nuclear Technology Day’ while revealing they had   added 6,000 centrifuges
April 20, 2009 Nisan 26, 5769 Diplomats walked out of UN anti-racism conference during   Ahmadinejad’s speech as he described Israel as ‘total racist’
April 3, 2010 Nisan 19, 5770 US President said all evidence indicates Iran is pursuing the   capacity to develop nuclear weapons
April 9, 2010 Nisan 25, 5770 Iran unveiled the 3rd generation of domestically built   centrifuges
April 11, 2010 Nisan 27, 5770 Jerusalem Post reported Iran is developing a new more advanced   air-craft system
April 13, 2010 Nisan 29, 5770 Iran announced it will join the ‘world nuclear club’ within a month “No country would even think of attacking Iran after Iran’s   membership in the club” said Behzad Soltani, deputy head of Iran’s Atomic   Energy Organization
April 14, 2010 Nisan 30, 5770 Russia said Iran reactor on track for August launch
April 14, 2010 Nisan 30, 5770 US Congress urges US President to impose ‘crippling sanctions’ on   Iran After 47-nation nuclear summit in Washington, DC
April 15, 2010 Iyar 1, 5770 volcano in   Iceland erupts Halts air   traffic in East Europe for days, airlines lose $200 million a day
April 19, 2011 Nisan 15, 5771 PASSOVER
April 19, 2012 Nisan 27, 5772
April 19, 2013 Iyar 9, 5773
April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
April 19, 2016 Nisan 11, 5776
April 19, 2017 Nisan 23, 5777