April 4: Day of the Week
April 4, 2020 is the 95th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1660Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of England.
- 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.
- 1887Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
- 1913The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
- 1939Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
- 1964The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
- 1968Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
- 1979The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1984President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1911Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
- 1939JoAnne Carner, American golfer
- 1946Dave Hill, English guitarist (Slade)
- 1952Gary Moore, Northern Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 2011)
- 1963Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Wendy Bell, American television news reporter
- 1972Jill Scott, American soul singer
- 1981Ned Vizzini, American author
- 1991Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer
- 1994Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer
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