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Saturday April 22, 2023

April 22: Day of the Week

April 22, 2023 is the 112th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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

April 2023
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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.
  • 1809
    The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: the Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Grierson’s Raid begins – troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The first Earth Day is celebrated.
  • 1983
    The 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.
  • 2000
    In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida.
  • 2000
    Second Battle of Elephant Pass: Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years.
  • 2004
    Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.

Who were born on April 22?

  • 1451
    Isabella I of Castile (d. 1504)
  • 1891
    Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
  • 1904
    J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (d. 1967)
  • 1929
    Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician
  • 1960
    Mart Laar, Estonian statesman
  • 1966
    Dana Barron, American actress
  • 1978
    Ezekiel Jackson, Guyanese professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984
    Amelle Berrabah, English singer (Sugababes)
  • 1988
    Amadou Samb, Senegalese footballer

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