April 21: Day of the Week
April 21, 2020 is the 112nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 900The Laguna Copperplate Inscription: the Honourable Namwaran and his children, Lady Angkatan and Bukah, are granted pardon from all their debts by the Commander and Chief of Tundun, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah. Luzon, Philippines.
- 1509Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
- 1836Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto – Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- 1894Norway 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.
- 1952Secretary‘s Day (now Administrative Professionals’Day) is first celebrated.
- 1960Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C.
- 1967Greek 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.
- 1970The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
- 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)
- 1851Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
- 1870Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)
- 1936James Dobson, American evangelist
- 1954Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
- 1960Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Robin Meade, American news anchor
- 1978Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
- 1986Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
- 1986Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
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