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Sunday April 21, 2019

April 21: Day of the Week

April 21, 2019 is the 111st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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

Taurus 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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 43 BC
    Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto – Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • 1894
    Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
  • 1934
    The “Surgeon’s Photograph”, the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).
  • 1941
    Emmanouil Tsouderos becomes the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1960
    Brasília, Brazil’s capital, is officially inaugurated. At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
  • 1989
    Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
  • 1993
    The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
  • 1994
    The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.

Who were born on April 21?

  • 1673
    Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)
  • 1918
    Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer and guitarist
  • 1920
    Ronald Magill, British actor (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Ira Louvin, Country music singer, songwriter, and musician (d. 1965)
  • 1947
    Barbara Park, American author of children’s books
  • 1970
    Rob Riggle, American comedian
  • 1971
    Eric Mabius, American actor
  • 1972
    Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • 1982
    Carnell Williams, American football player
  • 1989
    Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer

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