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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1925Paul 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.
- 1928Los Angeles City Hall dedicated.
- 1942Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
- 1944Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
- 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.
- 1956First container ship left Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
- 1960Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
- 1965A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.
- 1970The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
- 1981Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery.
Who were born on April 26?
- 1898John Grierson, British filmmaker (d. 1972)
- 1900Charles Richter, American geophysicist (d. 1985)
- 1900Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
- 1914James W. Rouse, American investor (d. 1996)
- 1938Duane Eddy, American musician
- 1945Sylvain Simard, Canadian politician
- 1949Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
- 1960Roger Taylor, British musician (Duran Duran)
- 1965Kevin James, American comedian
- 1982Jon Lee, British singer (S Club)
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