April 18: Day of the Week
April 18, 2022 was the 108th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 257 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1025Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
- 1506The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.
- 1738Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) is founded in Madrid.
- 1880An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
- 1906An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
- 1923Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built”, opens.
- 1936The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
- 1949The aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
- 1992General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
- 1996In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the UN compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.
Who were born on April 18?
- 1901Elene Akhvlediani, Georgian artist (d. 1975)
- 1902Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
- 1917Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (d. 1947)
- 1940Joseph L. Goldstein, American scientist, Nobel laureate
- 1956Melody Thomas Scott, American actress
- 1980Priit Võigemast, Estonian actor
- 1981Brian Buscher, American baseball player
- 1981Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
- 1982Scott Hartnell, NHL hockey player
- 1982Simone Farina, Italian footballer
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