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Sunday April 26, 2020

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2020 was the 117th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1478
    The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence.
  • 1923
    The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1928
    Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
  • 1954
    The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
  • 1956
    First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
  • 1989
    People’s Daily publishes the People’s Daily editorial of April 26 which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests
  • 1989
    The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1648
    King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
  • 1812
    Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1887)
  • 1889
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1951)
  • 1910
    Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese movie producer and creator of Godzilla (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Roger Moens, Belgian athlete
  • 1933
    Arno Allan Penzias, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1954
    Alan Hinkes, British mountaineer
  • 1966
    Yoshihiro Togashi, Manga artist who created YuYu Hakusho
  • 1980
    Channing Tatum, American actor
  • 1980
    Marnette Patterson, American actress

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