April 4: Day of the Week
April 4, 2021 is the 94th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1081Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.
- 1581Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
- 1818The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
- 1841William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served.
- 1859Bryant’s Minstrels debut “Dixie” in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
- 1905In India, the 1905 Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
- 1945World War II: Soviet Army takes control of Hungary.
- 1968AEK Athens BC becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
- 1979The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1983Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
Who were born on April 4?
- 1802Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
- 1905Eugene Bozza, French modern composer (d. 1991)
- 1906Bea Benaderet, American actress (d. 1968)
- 1916David White, American actor (d. 1990)
- 1932Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet film director (d. 1986)
- 1945Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1953Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
- 1968Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)
- 1972Lisa Ray, Canadian actress
- 1981Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer
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