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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1479 BCThutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
- 1918First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
- 1932Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
- 1953Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1957Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.
- 1967Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.
- 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.”
- 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?
- 1620John Graunt, English statistician and founder of the science of demography (d. 1674)
- 1882Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
- 1948Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada
- 1954Mumia Abu-Jamal, American Civil Rights activist, journalist of The Black Panthers
- 1957Boris Williams, British musician (The Cure)
- 1966Pierre Brassard, Canadian humorist and actor
- 1968Stacy Haiduk, American actress
- 1969Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
- 1971Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer
- 1981Dusty Anderson, American pro wrestler
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