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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1873The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
- 1913The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
- 1944World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
- 1967Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech in New York City’s Riverside Church.
- 1975Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- 1984President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
- 1991Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1853Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
- 1875Pierre Monteux, French conductor (d. 1964)
- 1911Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
- 1932Estelle Harris, American actress
- 1946Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
- 1947Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
- 1951Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
- 1964Dang Than, Vietnamese poet and writer
- 1973Peter Hoekstra, Dutch footballer
- 1987Sami Khedira, German footballer
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