April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2018 was the 112nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 238Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.
- 1529Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
- 1836Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- 1863American Civil War: Grierson’s Raid begins – troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
- 1876The first ever National League is played in Philadelphia.
- 1969British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
- 1970The first Earth Day is celebrated.
- 2003Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
- 2004Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
- 2008The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1860Ada Rehan, American stage actress (d. 1916)
- 1881Alexander Kerensky, Russian politician (d. 1970)
- 1886Izidor Cankar, Slovenian art historian, essayist and diplomat (d. 1958)
- 1899Vladimir Nabokov novelist, professor, lepidopterist [O.S. 10 April] (d. 1977)
- 1937Jack Nitzsche, American composer (d. 2000)
- 1959Catherine Mary Stewart, Canadian actress
- 1971Eric Mabius, American actor
- 1977Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
- 1980Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
- 1982Kaká, Brazilian footballer
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