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)
- 1880An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
- 1881Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
- 1897The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
- 1902Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake.
- 1924Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book.
- 1942Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
- 195529 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
- 1958A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.
- 1974The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
- 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?
- 1797Adolphe Thiers, French statesman (d. 1877)
- 1889Jessie Street, Australian suffragette, feminist, and human rights activist (d. 1970)
- 1904Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
- 1925Bob Hastings, American actor
- 1947Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
- 1962Jeff Dunham, American comedian
- 1970Rico Brogna, American baseball player
- 1971Samantha Cameron, business executive; wife of UK Prime Minister David Cameron
- 1979Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star
- 1986Maurice Edu, American soccer player
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