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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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).
- 1800The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”.
- 1877Russo-Turkish War: Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire.
- 1898The Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
- 1913The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened.
- 1922The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
- 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.
- 1971Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
- 2005Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.
Who were born on April 24?
- 1706Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (d. 1780)
- 1882Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
- 1899Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
- 1954Captain Sensible, British guitarist (The Damned)
- 1962Steve Roach, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1963Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian musician
- 1966Pierre Brassard, Canadian humorist and actor
- 1968Mark Vanderloo, Dutch model
- 1975Sam Doumit, American actress
- 1982Kelly Clarkson, American singer
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