What happened this day in history April 20, 1918

What are the important events that happened on April 20, 1918? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 20, 1918: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 20, 1918 is the 110th day of the year 1918 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 7, 1918 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $17,522.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Horse is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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April 20, 1918 Historical Events

  • 1918
    Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.

Who were born on April 20, 1918?

  • 1918
    Edward L. Beach, Jr., American naval officer, author (d. 2002)
  • 1918
    Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

Who died on April 20, 1918?

  • 1918
    Karl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)

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