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Wednesday April 22, 2020

April 22: Day of the Week

April 22, 2020 is the 113rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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

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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)

  • 1500
    Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
  • 1529
    Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
  • 1864
    The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
  • 1944
    The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR operations in the China-Burma-India theater.
  • 1945
    World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
  • 1948
    1948 Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
  • 1992
    In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
  • 2000
    Second Battle of Elephant Pass: Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years.
  • 2003
    Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Who were born on April 22?

  • 1724
    Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (d. 1804)
  • 1812
    Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist (d. 1894)
  • 1884
    Otto Rank, Austrian psychologist (d. 1939)
  • 1910
    Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1925
    George Cole, English actor
  • 1971
    Ingo Rademacher, German-Australian actor
  • 1972
    Milka Duno, Venezuelan race car driver
  • 1978
    Matt Orford, Australian rugby league player
  • 1980
    Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1982
    David Purcey, American baseball player

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