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Saturday April 24, 2021

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2021 was the 114th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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)

  • 1558
    Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
  • 1877
    Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
  • 1898
    The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.
  • 1922
    The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
  • 2005
    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1908
    Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor and medallic artist (d. 1963)
  • 1923
    Doris Burn, American children’s books author and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1936
    Jill Ireland, British actress (d. 1990)
  • 1945
    Robert Knight, American singer
  • 1947
    Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1954
    Mumia Abu-Jamal, American Civil Rights activist, journalist of The Black Panthers
  • 1964
    Witold Smorawiński, Polish musician
  • 1969
    Melinda Clarke, American actress
  • 1970
    Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer
  • 1986
    Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player

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