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.
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)
- 1500Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
- 1809The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1970The first Earth Day is celebrated.
- 1983The 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.
- 2000In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida.
- 2000Second Battle of Elephant Pass: Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years.
- 2004Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1451Isabella I of Castile (d. 1504)
- 1891Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
- 1904J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (d. 1967)
- 1929Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician
- 1960Mart Laar, Estonian statesman
- 1966Dana Barron, American actress
- 1978Ezekiel Jackson, Guyanese professional wrestler
- 1980Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
- 1984Amelle Berrabah, English singer (Sugababes)
- 1988Amadou Samb, Senegalese footballer
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