Friday April 26, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2024 was the 117th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2024

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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.

April 26 Historical Event(s)

Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux
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.
The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
Naperville train disaster kills 47.
NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
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.
A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
China Airlines flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.

Who were born on April 26?

Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal and archbishop (d. 1991)
A. E. van Vogt, Canadian writer (d. 2000)
Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
Alan Hinkes, British mountaineer
Colin Anderson, British footballer
Michael Damian, American actor, singer and producer
Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts)
Jason Bargwanna, Australian racing driver
Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer

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