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Saturday April 20, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1323
    The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
  • 1945
    World War II: US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
  • 1978
    Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
  • 1980
    Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
  • 1985
    The ATF raids The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
  • 1998
    German terrorist group the Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.

Who were born on April 20?

  • 1890
    Maurice Duplessis, premier of Quebec (d. 1959)
  • 1948
    Craig Frost, American musician (Grand Funk & Bob Seger)
  • 1950
    Steve Erickson, American novelist
  • 1955
    Don Pettit, American astronaut and inventor
  • 1970
    Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
  • 1970
    Saraa, Mongolian singer
  • 1976
    Shay Given, Irish footballer
  • 1982
    Dario Knežević, Croatian football player
  • 1983
    Patrice M'Bock, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1987
    Michael Klauß, German footballer

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