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Wednesday April 20, 2022

April 20: Day of the Week

April 20, 2022 was the 110th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1323
    The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.
  • 1653
    Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
  • 1657
    Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
  • 1689
    The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
  • 1770
    The Georgian king Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
  • 1918
    Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
  • 1939
    Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song “Strange Fruit”.
  • 1961
    Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
  • 1964
    BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.

Who were born on April 20?

  • 1718
    David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
  • 1870
    Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)
  • 1920
    John Paul Stevens, American jurist
  • 1943
    John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
  • 1945
    Steve Spurrier, American football player and coach
  • 1949
    Massimo D'Alema, 76th Prime Minister of Italy
  • 1949
    Toller Cranston, Canadian figure skater and artist
  • 1961
    Don Mattingly, American baseball player
  • 1963
    Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist
  • 1976
    Chris Mason, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

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