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Friday April 26, 2019

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2019 is the 116th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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.
  • 1865
    Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
  • 1925
    Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
  • 1933
    The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
  • 1942
    Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
  • 1989
    The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.
  • 1994
    China Airlines flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1785
    John James Audubon, French-American naturalist and illustrator (d. 1851)
  • 1933
    Carol Burnett, American comedian
  • 1938
    Duane Eddy, American musician
  • 1952
    Spice Williams-Crosby, American actress and stunt performer
  • 1959
    John Corabi, American musician
  • 1961
    Joan Chen, Chinese-born actress
  • 1963
    Colin Scotts, Australian-born American football player
  • 1974
    Adil Ray, British radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)
  • 1979
    Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1982
    Jon Lee, British singer (S Club)

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