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Wednesday April 24, 2019

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2019 was the 114th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1898
    The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1904
    The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years.
  • 1907
    Al Ahly was founded.
  • 1922
    The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  • 1953
    Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 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.”
  • 1968
    Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
  • 1990
    STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 2004
    The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1906
    Mimi Smith, maternal aunt and guardian of John Lennon (d. 1991)
  • 1933
    Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
  • 1945
    Robert Knight, American singer
  • 1959
    Glenn Morshower, American actor
  • 1966
    Pierre Brassard, Canadian humorist and actor
  • 1972
    Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
  • 1973
    Lee Westwood, British golfer
  • 1981
    Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
  • 1984
    Tyson Ritter, American musician
  • 1992
    Doc Shaw, American child actor

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