April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2021 is the 112nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1864The 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.
- 1915The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
- 1930The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
- 1944The 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.
- 1944World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
- 1945World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
- 1945World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
- 1972Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
- 1997The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
- 2004Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1658Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer (d. 1709)
- 1918William Jay Smith, American poet
- 1944Steve Fossett, American adventurer (d. 2007)
- 1958Ken Olandt, American actor
- 1959Ryan Stiles, American actor
- 1975Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
- 1976Dan Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1976Paul Henderson, Australian footballer
- 1983Matt Jones, American football player
- 1986Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
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