April 24: Day of the Week
April 24, 2019 is the 114th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1704The first regular newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1898The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
- 1907Al Ahly was founded.
- 1932Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
- 1967Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
- 1971Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
- 1980Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
- 1993An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
- 2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
- 2006King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
Who were born on April 24?
- 1897Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (d. 1955)
- 1908Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor and medallic artist (d. 1963)
- 1929Rajkumar, Kannada actor (d. 2006)
- 1941John Williams, Australian guitarist
- 1958Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer
- 1964Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor
- 1968Hashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
- 1977Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1978Stella Damasus Aboderin, Nigerian actress
- 1979Laurentia Tan, Singaporean Paralympic equestrienne
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