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Wednesday April 24, 2019

April 24: Day of the Week

April 24, 2019 is the 114th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
  • 1970
    The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
  • 1971
    Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut 1.
  • 1990
    STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 2006
    King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.

Who were born on April 24?

  • 1718
    Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (d. 1784)
  • 1889
    Stafford Cripps, British politician (d. 1952)
  • 1899
    Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1908
    Marceline Day, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1937
    Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1952
    Jean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
  • 1954
    Jack Blades, American musician, bassist for Night Ranger, Rubicon (1970s band) and others
  • 1962
    Steve Roach, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1964
    Witold Smorawiński, Polish musician
  • 1998
    Ryan Newman, American actress

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