April 18: Day of the Week
April 18, 2021 was the 108th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 257 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1738Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) is founded in Madrid.
- 1831The University of Alabama is founded.
- 1848American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
- 1936The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
- 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.
- 1974The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1880Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
- 1902Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Hasidic Judaism leader (d. 1994)
- 1919Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
- 1924Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, American musician (d. 2005)
- 1930Clive Revill, New Zealand born actor
- 1968David Hewlett, English born Canadian actor
- 1981Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
- 1986Billy Butler, American baseball player
- 1987Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, British model
- 1989Simas Buterlevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
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