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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.
  • 1928
    Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
  • 1942
    Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
  • 1946
    Naperville train disaster kills 47.
  • 1954
    The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
  • 1962
    NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
  • 1965
    A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
  • 1966
    A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1879
    Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1898
    John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
  • 1918
    Stafford Repp, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1926
    Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
  • 1932
    Michael Smith, British-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1940
    Giorgio Moroder, Italian composer
  • 1949
    Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1978
    Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
  • 1979
    Janne Wirman, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom)
  • 1982
    Cooper Wallace, American football player

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