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

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

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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)

  • 753 BC
    Romulus and Remus founded Rome (traditional date).
  • 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.
  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés lands in Veracruz, Veracruz
  • 1792
    Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil’s independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
  • 1809
    Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.
  • 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).
  • 1964
    A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 lb of radioactive plutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.
  • 1966
    Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
  • 1967
    Greek military junta of 1967–1974: A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
  • 1987
    The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, killing 106 people.

Who were born on April 21?

  • 1905
    Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Governor of California (d. 1996)
  • 1915
    Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1920
    Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1958
    Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • 1963
    Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
  • 1965
    Gary Grant, American basketball player
  • 1966
    Michael Franti, American musician
  • 1973
    Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • 1980
    Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986
    Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player

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