April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2021 was the 112th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1889At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
- 1930The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
- 1954Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins.
- 1992In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
- 1997Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.
- 1997The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
- 2000The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
- 2006243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
- 2008The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1724Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (d. 1804)
- 1922Richard Diebenkorn, American artist (d. 1993)
- 1936Glen Campbell, American musician
- 1951Paul Carrack, English musician
- 1960Gary Rhodes, English chef
- 1960Tatiana Thumbtzen, American actress, model and dancer
- 1967Sheryl Lee, American actress
- 1976Paul Henderson, Australian footballer
- 1978Ezekiel Jackson, Guyanese professional wrestler
- 1984Amelle Berrabah, English singer (Sugababes)
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