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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1518Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
- 1775American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
- 1881Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
- 1902Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake.
- 1912The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
- 1915French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
- 1936The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
- 1943World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
- 1946The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
- 1974The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
Who were born on April 18?
- 1877Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
- 1901Elene Akhvlediani, Georgian artist (d. 1975)
- 1905George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
- 1917Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (d. 1947)
- 1918Clifton Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
- 1939Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
- 1956Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
- 1962Jeff Dunham, American comedian
- 1972Eli Roth, American film director
- 1987Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer
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