April 24: Day of the Week
April 24, 2019 was the 114th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1877Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
- 1898The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
- 1926The 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.
- 1963Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
- 1965Civil 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.
- 1967Vietnam 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.”
- 1968Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
- 1990Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
- 1990STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
- 2006King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
Who were born on April 24?
- 1706Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (d. 1780)
- 1887Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (d. 1931)
- 1930Richard Donner, American film director and producer
- 1933Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)
- 1942Barbra Streisand, American singer and actor
- 1945Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
- 1955Eamon Gilmore, Tánaiste of Ireland
- 1968Mark Vanderloo, Dutch model
- 1975Sam Doumit, American actress
- 1982Laura Hamilton, Dancing On Ice 2011 Runner-Up
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