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)
- 1506The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
- 1689Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
- 1857“The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
- 1880An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
- 1897The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
- 195529 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
- 1961CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
- 1981The 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.
- 1988The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
- 2007A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.
Who were born on April 18?
- 1893Violette Morris, French athlete (d. 1944)
- 1902Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Hasidic Judaism leader (d. 1994)
- 1930Clive Revill, New Zealand born actor
- 1967Maria Bello, American actress
- 1969Princess Sayako of Japan
- 1970Esther Schweins, German actress and comedienne
- 1970Greg Eklund, American musician
- 1979Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star
- 1985Karl Reindler, Australian racing driver
- 1989Jessica (Jessica Jung), American-born South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
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