April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2019 is the 112nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus 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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1500Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
- 1863American Civil War: Grierson’s Raid begins – troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
- 1912Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
- 1969British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
- 1970The first Earth Day is celebrated.
- 1972Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
- 1983The German magazine Der Stern claims that the “Hitler Diaries” had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
- 1997Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.
- 1997The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
- 2005Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan’s war record.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1852Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1912)
- 1929Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician
- 1935Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
- 1937Jack Nitzsche, American composer (d. 2000)
- 1946Steven L. Bennett, USAF Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1972)
- 1958Ken Olandt, American actor
- 1965Lauri Hendler, actress
- 1982Kaká, Brazilian footballer
- 1986Marshawn Lynch, American football player
- 1989Jasper Cillessen, Dutch footballer
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