April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2020 is the 113rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
- 1912Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
- 1944The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR operations in the China-Burma-India theater.
- 1992In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
- 1993Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released.
- 2000Second Battle of Elephant Pass: Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years.
- 2000The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1860Ada Rehan, American stage actress (d. 1916)
- 1919Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2001)
- 1943Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate
- 1946Paul Davies, English physicist, writer and broadcaster
- 1946Steven L. Bennett, USAF Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1972)
- 1959Ryan Stiles, American actor
- 1982David Purcey, American baseball player
- 1983Jos Hooiveld, Dutch footballer
- 1986Amber Heard, American actress
- 1987David Luiz, Brazilian footballer
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