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Friday April 26, 2019

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2019 was the 116th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 249 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.

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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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1607
    English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for most states.
  • 1923
    The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1925
    Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
  • 1928
    Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
  • 1933
    The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
  • 1944
    Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
  • 1954
    The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
  • 1965
    A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1648
    King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
  • 1782
    Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, Queen Consort of the French (d. 1866)
  • 1894
    Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)
  • 1898
    John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
  • 1922
    Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian politician (d. 1993)
  • 1924
    Browning Ross, American long-distance running Olympian (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
  • 1955
    Kurt Bodewig, German politician
  • 1956
    Koo Stark, American actress
  • 1978
    Avant, American singer

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