April 4: Day of the Week
April 4, 2020 was the 95th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 271 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1660Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of England.
- 1812U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
- 1859Bryant’s Minstrels debut “Dixie” in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
- 1865American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
- 1873The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
- 1973The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
- 1979The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1983Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
- 2002The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1902Louise Leveque de Vilmorin, French writer (d. 1969)
- 1925Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
- 1955Casey Biggs, American actor
- 1966Nancy McKeon, American actor
- 1977Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer (Killswitch Engage)
- 1977Omarr Smith, American football player
- 1977Stephan Bonnar, American mixed martial artist
- 1977Stephen Mulhern, British magician and TV presenter
- 1983Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game-show host
- 1984Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer
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