April 26: Day of the Week
April 26, 2020 is the 117th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1803Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist.
- 1933The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
- 1937Spanish Civil War: Guernica (or Gernika in Basque), Spain is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
- 1942Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
- 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.
- 1954The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
- 1981Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery.
- 1986A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
- 2002Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Who were born on April 26?
- 1822Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (d. 1903)
- 1826Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872)
- 1826George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
- 1856Sir Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
- 1897Douglas Sirk, German-born film director (d. 1987)
- 1933Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (d. 2005)
- 1941John Mitchell, American composer
- 1943Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
- 1947Warren Clarke, British actor
- 1960Roger Taylor, British musician (Duran Duran)
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