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)
- 1653Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
- 1828René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
- 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.
- 1902Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
- 191419 men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner’s strike.
- 1918Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
- 1922The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
- 1939Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song “Strange Fruit”.
- 1945World War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
- 1998German terrorist group the Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1850Daniel Chester French, American sculptor (d. 1931)
- 1851Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
- 1937Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower
- 1937George Takei, American actor
- 1947Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
- 1949Massimo D'Alema, 76th Prime Minister of Italy
- 1967Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold)
- 1970Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
- 1973Lamond Murray, American basketball player
- 1976Chris Mason, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
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