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Tuesday April 21, 2020

April 21: Day of the Week

April 21, 2020 was the 112nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 254 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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).
  • 1509
    Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés lands in Veracruz, Veracruz
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster is held on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Texas A&M graduates who are under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
  • 1989
    Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.

Who were born on April 21?

  • 1555
    Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
  • 1729
    Catherine II of Russia, known as ‘Catherine the Great’(d. 1796)
  • 1775
    Alexander Anderson, American illustrator (d. 1870)
  • 1924
    Ira Louvin, Country music singer, songwriter, and musician (d. 1965)
  • 1935
    Charles Grodin, American actor
  • 1958
    Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
  • 1960
    Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Michael Franti, American musician
  • 1981
    Stephanie Larimore, American model
  • 1989
    Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer

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