April 26: Day of the Week
April 26, 2021 is the 116th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1607English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
- 1926Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
- 1928Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
- 1945World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
- 1958Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
- 1966A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
- 1981Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery.
- 1994China Airlines flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
- 2002Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
- 2005Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country ( Syrian occupation of Lebanon ).
Who were born on April 26?
- 1711David Hume,Scottish philosopher (d. 1776). The date is Old Style. He was born on 7th of May under Gregorian Calender.
- 1782Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, Queen Consort of the French (d. 1866)
- 1822Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (d. 1903)
- 1914James W. Rouse, American investor (d. 1996)
- 1922Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian politician (d. 1993)
- 1933Carol Burnett, American comedian
- 1942Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist
- 1943Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
- 1970Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, American singer (TLC)
- 1985Nam Gyu-Ri, Korean singer (See Ya)
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