April 24: Day of the Week
April 24, 2021 is the 114th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1479 BCThutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
- 1898The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
- 1907Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
- 1918First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
- 1932Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
- 1953Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1955The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
- 1970The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
- 1996In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.
- 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?
- 1718Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (d. 1784)
- 1872Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian centenarian and Circus performer
- 1926Thorbjörn Fälldin, Prime Minister of Sweden
- 1941Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (d. 2010)
- 1942Richard M. Daley, American politician
- 1945Robert Knight, American singer
- 1948Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada
- 1955Michael O'Keefe, American actor
- 1963Billy Gould, American musician (Faith No More)
- 1994Austin Rogers, American actor
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