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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 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.

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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)

  • 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).
  • 1898
    The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1907
    Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
  • 1918
    First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
  • 1932
    Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 1953
    Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1955
    The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
  • 1970
    The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
  • 1996
    In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.
  • 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?

  • 1718
    Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (d. 1784)
  • 1872
    Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian centenarian and Circus performer
  • 1926
    Thorbjörn Fälldin, Prime Minister of Sweden
  • 1941
    Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Richard M. Daley, American politician
  • 1945
    Robert Knight, American singer
  • 1948
    Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada
  • 1955
    Michael O'Keefe, American actor
  • 1963
    Billy Gould, American musician (Faith No More)
  • 1994
    Austin Rogers, American actor

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