April 20: Day of the Week
April 20, 2021 was the 110th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1323The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
- 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.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
- 1810The Governor of Caracas declares independence from Spain.
- 1836U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
- 1884Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical Humanum Genus.
- 1946The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
- 1961Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
- 1986Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1745Philippe Pinel, French physician (d. 1826)
- 1896Henry de Montherlant, French writer (d. 1972)
- 1896Wilfrid R. “Wop” May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
- 1920Ronald Speirs, WWII Veteran (d. 2007)
- 1941Ryan O'Neal, American actor
- 1948Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
- 1959Clint Howard, American actor
- 1961Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
- 1961Nicholas Lyndhurst, British actor
- 1986Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
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