April 20: Day of the Week
April 20, 2020 was the 111st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1770The Georgian king Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
- 1792France declares war on Austria, the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1810The Governor of Caracas declares independence from Spain.
- 1818The case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.
- 1865Astronomer Pietro Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX’s yacht, the L’Immaculata Concezion.
- 1902Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
- 1926Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
- 1980Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1889Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)
- 1923Tito Puente, American musician (d. 2000)
- 1924Nina Foch, Dutch-born American actress (d. 2008)
- 1939Peter S. Beagle, American author
- 1947David Leland, British actor, director and screenwriter
- 1950Chandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
- 1952Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
- 1953Robert Crais, American author
- 1964Crispin Glover, American actor
- 1965Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver
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