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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1865Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
- 1923The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
- 1926Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
- 1937Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
- 1946Naperville train disaster kills 47.
- 1960Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
- 1963In 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.
- 1966A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
- 198257 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
- 1989People’s Daily publishes the People’s Daily editorial of April 26 which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests
Who were born on April 26?
- 1538Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (d. 1600)
- 1804Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
- 1898John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
- 1932Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar (d. 2010)
- 1942Bobby Rydell, American singer
- 1958Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer
- 1959John Corabi, American musician
- 1961Chris Mars, American rock drummer (The Replacements)
- 1979Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
- 1989Daesung, Korean singer (Big Bang)
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