April 24: Day of the Week
April 24, 2020 is the 115th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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).
- 1877Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
- 1907Al Ahly was founded.
- 1907Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
- 1932Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
- 1963Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- 1967Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
- 1967Vietnam 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.”
- 1980Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
- 1990STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Who were born on April 24?
- 1743Edmund Cartwright, British inventor (d. 1823)
- 1955Michael O'Keefe, American actor
- 1958Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
- 1959Paula Yates, British television presenter (d. 2000)
- 1963Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter
- 1968Yuji Nagata, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1972Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
- 1980Austin Nichols, American actor
- 1982Kelly Clarkson, American singer
- 1998Ryan Newman, American actress
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