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.
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)
- 1336Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux
- 1607English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
- 1865Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
- 1925Paul 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.
- 1945World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army was liberated in Baguio City and they fought against the Japanese forces under by General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
- 1954The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
- 1960Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
- 1962NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
- 1966An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
- 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?
- 1938Duane Eddy, American musician
- 1942Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist
- 1967Glenn Jacobs, American professional wrestler
- 1969Teresa Lewis, American murderer (d. 2010)
- 1970Melania Trump, Slovenian model
- 1970Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, American singer (TLC)
- 1978Avant, American singer
- 1978Tyler Labine, Canadian actor
- 1989Daesung, Korean singer (Big Bang)
- 1992Danielle Hope, English actress and singer
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