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 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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1453The last naval battle in Byzantine history occurs, as three Genoese galleys escorting a Byzantine transport fight their way through the huge Ottoman blockade fleet and into the Golden Horn.
- 1657Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
- 1775American Revolutionary War: the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
- 1836U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
- 1871The Civil Rights Act of 1871 becomes law.
- 1916The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
- 1961Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
- 1978Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
- 1980Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
- 1998German terrorist group the Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1818Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)
- 1923Tito Puente, American musician (d. 2000)
- 1937Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower
- 1942Arto Paasilinna, Finnish writer
- 1945Steve Spurrier, American football player and coach
- 1975Benjamin Butler (artist), painter
- 1976Aldo Bobadilla, Paraguayan football player
- 1976Shay Given, Irish footballer
- 1980Chris Duffy, American baseball player
- 1991Ondřej Kraják, Czech footballer
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