April 24: Day of the Week
April 24, 2021 was the 114th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1558Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
- 1877Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
- 1898The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
- 1916Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.
- 1922The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
- 1932Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
- 1963Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- 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.
- 1971Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
- 2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
Who were born on April 24?
- 1908Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor and medallic artist (d. 1963)
- 1923Doris Burn, American children’s books author and illustrator (d. 2011)
- 1936Jill Ireland, British actress (d. 1990)
- 1945Robert Knight, American singer
- 1947Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1954Mumia Abu-Jamal, American Civil Rights activist, journalist of The Black Panthers
- 1964Witold Smorawiński, Polish musician
- 1969Melinda Clarke, American actress
- 1970Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer
- 1986Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player
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