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Thursday April 26, 2018

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2018 was the 116th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1865
    Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
  • 1926
    Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army was liberated in Baguio City and they fought against the Japanese forces under by General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
  • 1954
    The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
  • 1958
    Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • 1981
    Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery.
  • 1982
    57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
  • 1991
    Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak’s end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year’s only F5 tornado (see Andover, Kansas Tornado Outbreak).

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1914
    Bernard Malamud, American author (d. 1986)
  • 1916
    George Tuska, American comic book illustrator (d. 2009)
  • 1942
    Claudine Auger, French actress
  • 1944
    Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
  • 1961
    Joan Chen, Chinese-born actress
  • 1962
    Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
  • 1967
    Glenn Jacobs, American professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • 1974
    Ivana Milicevic, Croatian-American actress
  • 1982
    Brock Gillespie, American basketball player

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