April 26: Day of the Week
April 26, 2020 is the 117th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1607English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, 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.
- 1926Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
- 1942Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
- 1944Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
- 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.
- 1946Naperville train disaster kills 47.
- 1986A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
- 1991Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak’s end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year’s only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak).
- 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?
- 570Muhammed, founder of Islam, according to the Shi'a sect. Other sources suggest April 20. (d. 632)
- 1878Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop (d. 1938)
- 1894Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)
- 1898Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1984)
- 1925Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician
- 1958John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
- 1961Anthony Cumia, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
- 1963Colin Scotts, Australian-born American football player
- 1971Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
- 1981Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer
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