Friday April 26, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2024 was the 117th day of the year 2024 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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.

April 26 Historical Event(s)

1336
Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux
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.
1933
The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
1937
Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
1946
Naperville train disaster kills 47.
1962
NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
1963
In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
1966
A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
1982
57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
1994
China Airlines flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.

Who were born on April 26?

1662
Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
1904
Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal and archbishop (d. 1991)
1912
A. E. van Vogt, Canadian writer (d. 2000)
1926
Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
1954
Alan Hinkes, British mountaineer
1962
Colin Anderson, British footballer
1962
Michael Damian, American actor, singer and producer
1971
Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
1972
Jason Bargwanna, Australian racing driver
1976
Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer

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