April 20: Day of the Week
April 20, 2019 was the 110th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1526The last ruler of the Lodi Dynasty, Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat.
- 1653Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
- 1810The Governor of Caracas declares independence from Spain.
- 1828René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
- 1836U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
- 1861American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
- 1865Astronomer Pietro Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX’s yacht, the L’Immaculata Concezion.
- 1876The April Uprising, a key point in modern Bulgarian history, leading to the Russo-Turkish War and the liberation of Bulgaria from domination as an independent part of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1946The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
- 1972Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1586Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
- 1633Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)
- 1646Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)
- 1879Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
- 1893Harold Lloyd, American actor (d. 1971)
- 1921Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress
- 1961Nicholas Lyndhurst, British actor
- 1970Saraa, Mongolian singer
- 1971Allan Houston, American basketball player
- 1980Jasmin Wagner, German singer
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