April 4: Day of the Week
April 4, 2019 was the 94th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 271 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries 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 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1581Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
- 1721Sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.
- 1930The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
- 1945World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
- 1967Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech in New York City’s Riverside Church.
- 1968Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
- 1973The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
- 1979The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1984President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
- 1988Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1819Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
- 1897Dina Manfredini, Italian supercentenarian living in the United States currently. She is the 2nd oldest living person in the world.
- 1918George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe (d. 2007)
- 1931Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
- 1944Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
- 1962Marco Giovannetti, Italian cyclist
- 1965Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
- 1971Mark Chapman, English radio sports newsreader and DJ
- 1975Scott Rolen, American baseball player
- 1985Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
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