April 20: Day of the Week
April 20, 2021 is the 110th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
- 1534Jacques Cartier begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.
- 1861American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
- 1964BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
- 1978Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
- 1985The ATF raids The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
- 2010The Deepwater Horizon oil well explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last five months.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1586Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
- 1871Sydney Chapman, British economist and civil servant (d. 1951)
- 1884Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)
- 1915Joseph Wolpe, South African–born psychotherapist (d. 1997)
- 1923Irene Lieblich, Polish-born painter (d. 2008)
- 1927Karl Alexander Müller, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1950Steve Erickson, American novelist
- 1952Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach
- 1980Chris Duffy, American baseball player
- 1982Dario Knežević, Croatian football player
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