Wednesday April 24, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2024 was the 115th day of the year 2024 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.

April 24 Historical Event(s)

1479 BC
Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
1704
The first regular newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
1907
Al Ahly was founded.
1915
The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
1916
Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the ice-trapped ship ship .
1955
The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
1957
Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
1968
Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
1990
Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
1993
An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.

Who were born on April 24?

1620
John Graunt, English statistician and founder of the science of demography (d. 1674)
1784
Peter Vivian Daniel, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1860)
1856
Henri Philippe Pétain, French soldier and statesman (d. 1951)
1923
Doris Burn, American children’s books author and illustrator (d. 2011)
1924
Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician (d. 2009)
1930
José Sarney, President of Brazil
1959
Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer
1963
Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
1980
Danny Gokey, American singer
1986
Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player

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