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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 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.

April 2019
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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)

  • 1653
    Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
  • 1828
    René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
  • 1914
    19 men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner’s strike.
  • 1918
    Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
  • 1922
    The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
  • 1939
    Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song “Strange Fruit”.
  • 1945
    World War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
  • 1998
    German terrorist group the Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.

Who were born on April 20?

  • 1850
    Daniel Chester French, American sculptor (d. 1931)
  • 1851
    Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
  • 1937
    Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower
  • 1937
    George Takei, American actor
  • 1947
    Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
  • 1949
    Massimo D'Alema, 76th Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1967
    Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold)
  • 1970
    Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
  • 1973
    Lamond Murray, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Chris Mason, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

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