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Monday April 26, 2021

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2021 was the 116th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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
    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.
  • 1926
    Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
  • 1933
    The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • 1944
    Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
  • 1945
    World War II: Battle of Bautzen – last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • 1962
    NASA’s Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
  • 1966
    An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
  • 1981
    Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery.
  • 1986
    A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
  • 1989
    People’s Daily publishes the People’s Daily editorial of April 26 which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1711
    David Hume,Scottish philosopher (d. 1776). The date is Old Style. He was born on 7th of May under Gregorian Calender.
  • 1804
    Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
  • 1889
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1951)
  • 1896
    Ernst Udet, WWI pilot and film actor, Luftwaffe officer (d. 1941)
  • 1940
    Cliff Watson, British rugby league footballer
  • 1942
    Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
  • 1949
    Dominic Sena, American film director
  • 1978
    Tyler Labine, Canadian actor
  • 1983
    Jessica Lynch, American P.O.W.
  • 1985
    John Isner, American tennis player

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