April 20: Day of the Week
April 20, 2019 is the 110th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1657Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
- 1689The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
- 191419 men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner’s strike.
- 1916The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
- 1945World War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
- 1945World War II: US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
- 1961Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
- 1964BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
- 1968English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.
- 1984The Good Friday Massacre, an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1896Wilfrid R. “Wop” May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
- 1920Ronald Speirs, WWII Veteran (d. 2007)
- 1924Nina Foch, Dutch-born American actress (d. 2008)
- 1928Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)
- 1949Veronica Cartwright, American actress
- 1952Louka Katseli, Greek Minister for Labour and Social Security
- 1957Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-born Canadian actor
- 1964Andy Serkis, English actor
- 1970Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
- 1972Carmen Electra, American actress
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