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Wednesday April 20, 2022

April 20: Day of the Week

April 20, 2022 is the 110th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.
  • 1689
    The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
  • 1818
    The 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.
  • 1876
    The 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.
  • 1916
    The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
  • 1945
    World War II: US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
  • 1964
    BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
  • 1968
    English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.
  • 1980
    Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.

Who were born on April 20?

  • 702
    Jafar Sadiq, Shi'a Imam and Muslim scholar (d. 765)
  • 1494
    Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (d. 1566)
  • 1818
    Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)
  • 1890
    Maurice Duplessis, premier of Quebec (d. 1959)
  • 1914
    Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1924
    Nina Foch, Dutch-born American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1937
    Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower
  • 1948
    Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
  • 1961
    Barry Smolin, American radio host, writer, and musician
  • 1991
    Ondřej Kraják, Czech footballer

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