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Friday April 24, 2020

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.

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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).
  • 1877
    Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
  • 1907
    Al Ahly was founded.
  • 1907
    Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
  • 1932
    Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 1963
    Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam 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.”
  • 1980
    Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
  • 1990
    STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1743
    Edmund Cartwright, British inventor (d. 1823)
  • 1955
    Michael O'Keefe, American actor
  • 1958
    Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer
  • 1959
    Paula Yates, British television presenter (d. 2000)
  • 1963
    Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968
    Yuji Nagata, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
  • 1980
    Austin Nichols, American actor
  • 1982
    Kelly Clarkson, American singer
  • 1998
    Ryan Newman, American actress

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