St. Johns, Newfoundland, Labrador UTC -3.5
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When is it going to be 4:20?
|Next 4:20||Location||Local Time|
|00h 12m||St. Johns, Newfoundland, Labrador UTC -3.5||04:08pm|
|00h 42m||Santiago, Santo Domingo, Manaus, Caracas, La Paz, Halifax, New Brunswick, Puerto Rico UTC -4||03:38pm|
|01h 42m||New York, Toronto, Havana, Lima, Bogota, Kingston UTC -5||02:38pm|
|02h 42m||Mexico City, Chicago, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Minnipeg, San Jose, San Salvador UTC -6||01:38pm|
|03h 42m||Phoenix, Calgary, Ciudad Juarez, Alberta, Las Vegas, El Paso, Baja, British Columbia UTC -7||12:38pm|
|04h 42m||Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tijuana, San Francisco, Seattle UTC -8||11:38am|
|05h 42m||Alaska, Gambier Islands UTC -9||10:38am|
|06h 12m||French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands UTC -9.5||10:08am|
|06h 42m||Honolulu, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Aleutian Islands UTC -10||09:38am|
|07h 42m||American Samoa, Jarvis Island, Niue UTC -11||08:38am|
|07h 42m||Phoenix Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga UTC +13||08:38am|
|07h 57m||Chantham Islands UTC +12.75||08:23am|
|08h 42m||Baker Island, Howland Island UTC -12||07:38am|
|08h 42m||Wallis, Fiji, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Wake Island UTC +12||07:38am|
|09h 42m||Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Magadan, Vanuatu UTC +11||06:38am|
|10h 12m||Lord Howe Island UTC +10.5||06:08am|
|10h 42m||Vladivostok, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Guam, Port Moresby, Saipan UTC +10||05:38am|
|11h 12m||Broken Hill UTC +9.5||05:08am|
|11h 42m||Dili, Jayapura, Pyongyang, Seoul, Tokyo, Palau UTC +9||04:38am|
|11h 57m||Western Australia, Eucla UTC +8.75||04:23am|
|12h 42m||Casey, Choibalsan, Hong Kong, Kuching, Shanghai, Taipei, Perth UTC +8||03:38am|
|13h 42m||Davis, Bangkik, Barnaul, Jakarta, Novosibirsk, Christmas UTC +7||02:38am|
|14h 12m||Yangon, Cocos, Myanmar UTC +6.5||02:08am|
|14h 42m||Bishkek, Dhaka, Urumqi, Chagos UTC +6||01:38am|
|14h 57m||Nepal UTC +5.75||01:23am|
|15h 12m||Mumbai, Colombo UTC +5.5||01:08am|
|15h 42m||Aqtau, Dushanbe, Oral, Samarkand, Yekaterinburg, Maldives UTC +5||12:38am|
|16h 12m||Kabul UTC +4.5||12:08am|
|16h 42m||Baku, Dubai, Yerevan, Samara, Volgograd, Mahe UTC +4||11:38pm|
|17h 12m||Tehran UTC +3.5||11:08pm|
|17h 42m||Ababa, Asmara, Juba, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Kuwait, Istanbul, Moscow, Mayotte UTC +3||10:38pm|
|18h 42m||Blantyre, Cairo, Johannesburg, Kusaka, Tripoli, Beirut, Gaza, Jerusalem, Kiev UTC +2||09:38pm|
|19h 42m||Bangui, Ceuta, Lagos, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm UTC +1||08:38pm|
|20h 42m||London, Lisbon, Reykjavik, Canary, Monrovia, Accra UTC +0||07:38pm|
|21h 42m||Cape Verde, Greenland, Azores Islands UTC -1||06:38pm|
|22h 42m||Fernando de Noronha, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands UTC -2||05:38pm|
|23h 42m||Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Saint Pierre, Suriname, Falkland Islands, Uruguay UTC -3||04:38pm|
Historical Events on 4/20
2020 – For the first time in history, oil prices drop below zero.
2015 – Ten people are killed in a bomb attack on a convoy carrying food supplies to a United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland.
2013 – A 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Lushan County, Ya'an, in China's Sichuan province, killing more than 150 people and injuring thousands.
2012 – One hundred twenty-seven people are killed when a plane crashes in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan.
2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.
2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
2007 – Johnson Space Center shooting: William Phillips with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
1999 – Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
1998 – Air France Flight 422 crashes after taking off from El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, killing all 53 people on board.
1972 – Apollo program: Apollo 16 lunar module, commanded by John Young and piloted by Charles Duke, lands on the moon.
1968 – South African Airways Flight 228 crashes near the Hosea Kutako International Airport in South West Africa (now Namibia), killing 123 people.
1968 – English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech.
1961 – Cold War: Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.
1946 – The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
1945 – Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme are killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.
1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: On his 56th birthday Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
1945 – World War II: U.S. troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
1922 – The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
1918 – Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
1914 – Nineteen men, women, and children participating in a strike are killed in the Ludlow Massacre during the Colorado Coalfield War.
1902 – Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
1898 – U.S. President William McKinley signs a joint resolution to Congress for declaration of war against Spain, beginning the Spanish–American War.
1884 – Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical Humanum genus, condemning Freemasonry.
1876 – The April Uprising begins. Its suppression shocks European opinion, and Bulgarian independence becomes a condition for ending the Russo-Turkish War.
1865 – Astronomer Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the L'Immaculata Concezion.
1862 – Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the experiment disproving the theory of spontaneous generation.
1861 – Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, attempting to display the value of balloons, makes record journey, flying 900 miles from Cincinnati to South Carolina.
1861 – American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
1836 – U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
1828 – René Caillié becomes the second non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu, following Major Gordon Laing. He would also be the first to return alive.
1809 – Two Austrian army corps in Bavaria are defeated by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon at the Battle of Abensberg on the second day of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.
1800 – The Septinsular Republic is established.
1792 – France declares war against the "King of Hungary and Bohemia", the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars.
1789 – George Washington arrives at Grays Ferry, Philadelphia, while en route to Manhattan for his inauguration.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: The Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
1770 – The Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
1752 – Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57).
1657 – Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
1657 – English Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet, under heavy fire from the shore, at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves England's Rump Parliament.
1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a bull of Pope Boniface VIII.
Notable Births and Deaths on 4/20
The famous phrase "it's five o'clock somewhere" means that even though it may not be five o'clock in your local time zone, odds are it must be in another part of the world. The end of the work day for a traditional "nine-to-five" worker is 5 p.m. and its typical to see the start of 'Happy-Hour' at most restaurants and bars around this time.
People generally use this phrase to justify drinking at any time of day, given that somewhere in the world it's 5:00 p.m. In countercultures throughout the world, 4:20 p.m. is the socially accepted time where people gather for cannabis-oriented celebrations.
In addition to the occurrence of 4:20p.m. each day, April 20 is observed around the world each year as a time to gather together and celebrate cannabis. The day has become a popular time to advocate for liberalization and legalization through concerts, festivals and protest in civil disobedience.
This website makes it easy to know when its 4:20 by tracking over 30 time zones around the world in real-time. We also have a live countdown that monitors the days leading up to April 20 in your local timezone.
While its true that most time zones around the world differ from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) by a number of full hours, there are also several time zones with both 30-minute and 45-minute hourly offsets. Furthermore, regions that use Daylight Saving Time (DST) change time zones during the DST period and the areas that don't use DST remain on their standard time all year, this results in various 4:20's throughout the day depending on the time of the year. Plus, it was fun to make!
According to Stoner legend, the roots of the term "four-twenty" trace back to Marin County, California in the early 1970's. Five high school students from San Rafael High School would regularly meet after class at 4:20 p.m. to do what stoners do.
They chose that specific time and a specific place, near a statue of chemist Louis Paseur, to hang out and eventually they started using the phrase "4:20 Louis" around each other as code for a cannabis meetup. Details are sketchy, but as the story goes, one of the students (Dave Reddix) eventually went on to become a roadie for the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, where the phrase became popularized among followers of the band and started to spread.
In the days since, the time 4:20pm, number 420, and the calendar date April 20 (4/20) have become internationally recognized as counterculture symbols among smokers and non-smokers alike. As cannabis remains illegal in many countries, celebrations are held around the world on April 20 advocating for its decriminalization and legalization.
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