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Wednesday April 26, 2023

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2023 is the 116th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1803
    Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • 1966
    A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
  • 1970
    The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
  • 1989
    The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.
  • 2002
    Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1826
    Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872)
  • 1888
    Anita Loos, American writer (d. 1981)
  • 1917
    I.M. Pei, Chinese-born architect
  • 1942
    Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist
  • 1952
    Spice Williams-Crosby, American actress and stunt performer
  • 1953
    Nancy Lenehan, American actress
  • 1958
    Giancarlo Esposito, American actor
  • 1973
    Chris Perry, British footballer
  • 1982
    Cooper Wallace, American football player
  • 1987
    Jessica Lee Rose, American/New Zealand actress

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