April 18: Day of the Week
April 18, 2019 was the 108th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 257 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1775American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
- 1902Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake.
- 1924Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book.
- 1930BBC Radio announces that there is no news on that day.
- 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.
- 1954Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
- 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?
- 1947Cindy Pickett, American actress
- 1947Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
- 1950Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
- 1956Melody Thomas Scott, American actress
- 1969Princess Sayako of Japan
- 1970Rico Brogna, American baseball player
- 1976Jo Gibb, Scottish Actress
- 1977Cindy Taylor, Paraguayan supermodel and actress
- 1979Michael Bradley, American basketball player
- 1979Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer
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