April 26: Day of the Week
April 26, 2019 was the 116th day of the year 2019 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1865American 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.
- 1923The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
- 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.
- 1928Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
- 1933The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
- 1937Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
- 1944Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
- 1954The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
- 1965A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
Who were born on April 26?
- 1648King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
- 1782Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, Queen Consort of the French (d. 1866)
- 1894Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)
- 1898John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
- 1922Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian politician (d. 1993)
- 1924Browning Ross, American long-distance running Olympian (d. 1998)
- 1926Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
- 1955Kurt Bodewig, German politician
- 1956Koo Stark, American actress
- 1978Avant, American singer
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