April 24: Day of the Week
April 24, 2020 is the 115th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1862American Civil War: A flotilla commanded by Union Admiral David Farragut passes two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River on its way to capture New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1907Al Ahly was founded.
- 1926The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
- 1957Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
- 1965Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño, overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.
- 1968Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
- 1970The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
- 1980Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
- 1990Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
- 2005Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.
Who were born on April 24?
- 1887Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (d. 1931)
- 1889Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (d. 1924)
- 1933Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
- 1934Shirley MacLaine, American actor and author
- 1945Doug Clifford, American drummer
- 1952Jean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
- 1962Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager
- 1965Son Chang Min, South Korean actor
- 1968Hashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
- 1972Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
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