April 18: Day of the Week
April 18, 2018 was the 108th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 257 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1689Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
- 1797The Battle of Neuwied – French victory against the Austrians.
- 1831The University of Alabama is founded.
- 1857“The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
- 1897The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
- 1899The St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
- 1945Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
- 1949The 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.
- 195529 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
Who were born on April 18?
- 1590Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
- 1877Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
- 1888Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
- 1901László Németh, Hungarian writer (d. 1975)
- 1945Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (d. 2004)
- 1946Hayley Mills, English actress
- 1962Jeff Dunham, American comedian
- 1970Rico Brogna, American baseball player
- 1977Cindy Taylor, Paraguayan supermodel and actress
- 1986Billy Butler, American baseball player
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