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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1025Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
- 1797The Battle of Neuwied – French victory against the Austrians.
- 1848American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
- 1857“The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
- 1936The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
- 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.
- 1983A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
- 1992General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
- 1996In 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?
- 1838Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912)
- 1877Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
- 1893Violette Morris, French athlete (d. 1944)
- 1902Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Hasidic Judaism leader (d. 1994)
- 1918Tony Mottola, American guitarist (d. 2004)
- 1961Jane Leeves, British actress
- 1969Stefan Schwarz, Swedish footballer
- 1971Russell Payne, English writer
- 1981Brian Buscher, American baseball player
- 1982Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
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