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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 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.

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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.
  • 1913
    The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.
  • 1918
    First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.
  • 1955
    The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
  • 1963
    Marriage of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent to the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 1970
    The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
  • 1980
    Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.
  • 2004
    The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
  • 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?

  • 1581
    Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)
  • 1922
    J. D. Cannon, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor
  • 1935
    Tucker Smith, American actor, dancer, and singer (d. 1988)
  • 1955
    John de Mol, Dutch media businessman
  • 1968
    Mark Vanderloo, Dutch model
  • 1970
    Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer
  • 1972
    Chipper Jones, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Steve Finnan, Irish footballer
  • 1989
    David Boudia, American diver

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