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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.

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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)

  • 1865
    Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
  • 1923
    The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1926
    Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
  • 1946
    Naperville train disaster kills 47.
  • 1960
    Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    People’s Daily publishes the People’s Daily editorial of April 26 which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1538
    Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (d. 1600)
  • 1804
    Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
  • 1898
    John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
  • 1932
    Israr Ahmed, Pakistani Muslim religious scholar (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Bobby Rydell, American singer
  • 1958
    Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer
  • 1959
    John Corabi, American musician
  • 1961
    Chris Mars, American rock drummer (The Replacements)
  • 1979
    Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1989
    Daesung, Korean singer (Big Bang)

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