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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1862American Civil War: A flotilla commanded by Union Admiral David Farragut passes two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River on its way to capture New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1898The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
- 1904The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years.
- 1907Al Ahly was founded.
- 1922The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
- 1953Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- 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.
- 1990STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
- 2004The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
Who were born on April 24?
- 1906Mimi Smith, maternal aunt and guardian of John Lennon (d. 1991)
- 1933Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
- 1945Robert Knight, American singer
- 1959Glenn Morshower, American actor
- 1966Pierre Brassard, Canadian humorist and actor
- 1972Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
- 1973Lee Westwood, British golfer
- 1981Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer
- 1984Tyson Ritter, American musician
- 1992Doc Shaw, American child actor
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