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Friday April 24, 2020

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2020 was the 115th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1862
    American 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.
  • 1913
    The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.
  • 1957
    Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
  • 1965
    Civil 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.
  • 1967
    Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had “gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily.”
  • 1971
    Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
  • 2005
    Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.
  • 2007
    Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1856
    Henri Philippe Pétain, French soldier and statesman (d. 1951)
  • 1914
    William Castle, American film director and producer (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    José Sarney, President of Brazil
  • 1936
    Jill Ireland, British actress (d. 1990)
  • 1942
    Barbra Streisand, American singer and actor
  • 1943
    Richard Sterban, American singer
  • 1958
    Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer
  • 1959
    Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer
  • 1966
    Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer
  • 1982
    Laura Hamilton, Dancing On Ice 2011 Runner-Up

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