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Tuesday April 26, 2022

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2022 was the 116th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1607
    English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • 1802
    Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Regime and to eventually consolidate his own rule.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
  • 2005
    Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country ( Syrian occupation of Lebanon ).

Who were born on April 26?

  • 121
    Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (d. 180)
  • 1648
    King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
  • 1787
    Ludwig Uhland, German poet (d. 1862)
  • 1917
    I.M. Pei, Chinese-born architect
  • 1958
    John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
  • 1972
    Jason Bargwanna, Australian racing driver
  • 1978
    Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
  • 1979
    Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Ms. Dynamite, British musician
  • 1991
    Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer

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