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)
- 1336Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux
- 1805First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
- 1865Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
- 1945World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
- 1945World 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.
- 1946Naperville train disaster kills 47.
- 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.
- 1986A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
- 1989The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.
Who were born on April 26?
- 1812Alfred Krupp, German industrialist (d. 1887)
- 1879Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
- 1914James W. Rouse, American investor (d. 1996)
- 1918Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (d. 2004)
- 1929Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
- 1949Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
- 1967Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
- 1980Marlon King, Jamaican footballer
- 1987Jarmila Gajdošová, Slovakian/Australian tennis player
- 1988Kimber James, American pornographic actress
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