April 18: Day of the Week
April 18, 2020 was the 109th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 257 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1025Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
- 1506The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
- 1775American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
- 1797The Battle of Neuwied – French victory against the Austrians.
- 1864Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
- 1880An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
- 1930BBC Radio announces that there is no news on that day.
- 1942World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
- 1980The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country’s first President. The Zimbabwe Dollar replaces the Rhodesian Dollar as the official currency.
- 1988The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
Who were born on April 18?
- 1888Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
- 1918Gabriel Axel, Danish film director
- 1946Hayley Mills, English actress
- 1964Niall Ferguson, British historian
- 1968David Hewlett, English born Canadian actor
- 1968Mary Birdsong, American actress
- 1971Oleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player
- 1972Rosa Clemente, American activist and hip-hop artist
- 1982Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
- 1994Moises Arias, American actor
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