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Sunday April 24, 2022

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2022 was the 114th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1913
    The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened.
  • 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 .
  • 1957
    Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
  • 1965
    Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño, overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.
  • 1970
    The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
  • 1971
    Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
  • 1990
    STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 1996
    In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.
  • 2004
    The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1914
    William Castle, American film director and producer (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    José Sarney, President of Brazil
  • 1933
    Freddie Scott, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Patricia Bosworth, American actress, journalist, writer and biographer
  • 1951
    Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • 1963
    Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
  • 1969
    Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress
  • 1974
    Dave Vitty, British radio personality
  • 1974
    Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer
  • 1979
    Laurentia Tan, Singaporean Paralympic equestrienne

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