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Wednesday April 24, 2019

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2019 is the 114th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1704
    The first regular newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1898
    The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1907
    Al Ahly was founded.
  • 1932
    Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 1967
    Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
  • 2005
    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 2006
    King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1897
    Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (d. 1955)
  • 1908
    Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor and medallic artist (d. 1963)
  • 1929
    Rajkumar, Kannada actor (d. 2006)
  • 1941
    John Williams, Australian guitarist
  • 1958
    Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer
  • 1964
    Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor
  • 1968
    Hashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
  • 1977
    Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1978
    Stella Damasus Aboderin, Nigerian actress
  • 1979
    Laurentia Tan, Singaporean Paralympic equestrienne

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