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Monday April 26, 2021

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.

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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.
  • 1926
    Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
  • 1928
    Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
  • 1945
    World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • 1958
    Final 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.
  • 1966
    A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
  • 1981
    Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery.
  • 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?

  • 1711
    David Hume,Scottish philosopher (d. 1776). The date is Old Style. He was born on 7th of May under Gregorian Calender.
  • 1782
    Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, Queen Consort of the French (d. 1866)
  • 1822
    Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (d. 1903)
  • 1914
    James W. Rouse, American investor (d. 1996)
  • 1922
    Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian politician (d. 1993)
  • 1933
    Carol Burnett, American comedian
  • 1942
    Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist
  • 1943
    Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • 1970
    Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • 1985
    Nam Gyu-Ri, Korean singer (See Ya)

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