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Wednesday April 24, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1907
    Al Ahly was founded.
  • 1915
    The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
  • 1922
    The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 1968
    Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
  • 1990
    STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 1993
    An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.
  • 2007
    Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1905
    Robert Penn Warren, American poet (d. 1989)
  • 1914
    Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (d. 2001)
  • 1941
    Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Richard Sterban, American singer
  • 1947
    Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948
    Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada
  • 1959
    Dave Ridgway, Canadian football player
  • 1966
    Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer
  • 1980
    Karen Asrian, Armenian chess Grandmaster (d. 2008)
  • 1992
    Doc Shaw, American child actor

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