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Saturday April 24, 2021

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 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.

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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)

  • 1800
    The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”.
  • 1877
    Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
  • 1907
    Al Ahly was founded.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.
  • 1957
    Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
  • 1963
    Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 1971
    Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
  • 1980
    Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
  • 1990
    Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • 2005
    Cardinal 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?

  • 1815
    Anthony Trollope, English novelist (d. 1882)
  • 1922
    J. D. Cannon, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor
  • 1934
    Shirley MacLaine, American actor and author
  • 1941
    John Williams, Australian guitarist
  • 1943
    Richard Sterban, American singer
  • 1947
    Josep Borrell, Spanish politician
  • 1959
    Paula Yates, British television presenter (d. 2000)
  • 1966
    Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer
  • 1968
    Stacy Haiduk, American actress

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