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Friday April 24, 2020

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2020 was the 115th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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).
  • 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.
  • 1898
    The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1913
    The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened.
  • 1922
    The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  • 1926
    The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1706
    Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (d. 1780)
  • 1882
    Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
  • 1899
    Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1954
    Captain Sensible, British guitarist (The Damned)
  • 1962
    Steve Roach, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1963
    Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
  • 1966
    Pierre Brassard, Canadian humorist and actor
  • 1968
    Mark Vanderloo, Dutch model
  • 1975
    Sam Doumit, American actress
  • 1982
    Kelly Clarkson, American singer

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