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Sunday April 18, 2021

April 18: Day of the Week

April 18, 2021 was the 108th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 257 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1738
    Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) is founded in Madrid.
  • 1831
    The University of Alabama is founded.
  • 1848
    American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
  • 1936
    The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1949
    The aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
  • 1955
    29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
  • 1974
    The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
  • 1981
    The longest professional baseball game is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game is suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.
  • 1988
    The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
  • 1996
    In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the UN compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.

Who were born on April 18?

  • 1880
    Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1902
    Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Hasidic Judaism leader (d. 1994)
  • 1919
    Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, American musician (d. 2005)
  • 1930
    Clive Revill, New Zealand born actor
  • 1968
    David Hewlett, English born Canadian actor
  • 1981
    Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1986
    Billy Butler, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, British model
  • 1989
    Simas Buterlevičius, Lithuanian basketball player

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