April 18: Day of the Week
April 18, 2020 is the 109th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1506The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
- 1738Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) is founded in Madrid.
- 1797The Battle of Neuwied – French victory against the Austrians.
- 1857“The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
- 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.
- 1923Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built”, opens.
- 1943World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
- 1961CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
- 1992General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
Who were born on April 18?
- 1918Gabriel Axel, Danish film director
- 1940Joseph L. Goldstein, American scientist, Nobel laureate
- 1942Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian racer and F1 (posthumous) world champion (d. 1970)
- 1947Jerzy Stuhr, Polish film director and actor
- 1970Greg Eklund, American musician
- 1970Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek television host
- 1973Brady Clark, American baseball player
- 1974Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer
- 1976Fayray, Japanese singer
- 1982Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
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