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Tuesday April 24, 2018

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2018 was the 114th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1558
    Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
  • 1904
    The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years.
  • 1915
    The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.
  • 1932
    Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 1970
    The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
  • 1980
    Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
  • 1990
    Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • 2005
    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 2005
    Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1784
    Peter Vivian Daniel, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1860)
  • 1876
    Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (d. 1960)
  • 1914
    Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (d. 2001)
  • 1922
    J. D. Cannon, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    Barbra Streisand, American singer and actor
  • 1963
    Billy Gould, American musician (Faith No More)
  • 1969
    Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
  • 1978
    Stella Damasus Aboderin, Nigerian actress
  • 1980
    Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer
  • 1989
    David Boudia, American diver

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