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.
- 1928Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
- 1937Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
- 1942Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
- 1946Naperville train disaster kills 47.
- 1954The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
- 1962NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
- 1965A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
- 1966A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
Who were born on April 26?
- 1879Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
- 1898John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
- 1918Stafford Repp, American actor (d. 1974)
- 1926Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (d. 2003)
- 1932Michael Smith, British-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
- 1940Giorgio Moroder, Italian composer
- 1949Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
- 1978Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
- 1979Janne Wirman, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom)
- 1982Cooper Wallace, American football player
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