April 21: Day of the Week
April 21, 2019 was the 111st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 254 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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 BCBattle 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.
- 1509Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
- 1519Hernán Cortés lands in Veracruz, Veracruz
- 1809Two 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.
- 1836Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto – Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- 1863Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, declares his mission as “He whom God shall make manifest”.
- 1962The Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World’s Fair in the United States since World War II.
- 1987The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
- 1989Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
- 2004Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
Who were born on April 21?
- 1729Catherine II of Russia, known as ‘Catherine the Great’(d. 1796)
- 1814Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist (d. 1906)
- 1864Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)
- 1915Garrett Hardin, American ecologist (d. 2003)
- 1944Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
- 1948Paul Davis, American singer (d. 2008)
- 1977Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
- 1978Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
- 1982Carnell Williams, American football player
- 1986Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player
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