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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1805
    First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
  • 1933
    The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • 1946
    Naperville train disaster kills 47.
  • 1954
    The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    China Airlines flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
  • 2002
    Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
  • 2005
    Under 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?

  • 1812
    Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1887)
  • 1879
    Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1897
    Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)
  • 1910
    Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese movie producer and creator of Godzilla (d. 1997)
  • 1932
    Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • 1942
    Bobby Rydell, American singer
  • 1949
    Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1963
    Colin Scotts, Australian-born American football player
  • 1970
    Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • 1977
    Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player

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