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Wednesday April 22, 2020

April 22: Day of the Week

April 22, 2020 was the 113rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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

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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.
  • 1889
    At 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.
  • 1912
    Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1915
    The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.

Who were born on April 22?

  • 1692
    James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (d. 1770)
  • 1816
    Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general (d. 1897)
  • 1889
    Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945)
  • 1937
    Jack Nitzsche, American composer (d. 2000)
  • 1948
    Larry Groce, American singer and songwriter
  • 1966
    Dana Barron, American actress
  • 1966
    Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • 1968
    Bimbo Coles, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Evangelos Mantzios, Greek footballer
  • 1989
    Dejuan Blair, American basketball player

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