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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1500Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
- 1876The first ever National League is played in Philadelphia.
- 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.
- 1945World 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.
- 1969British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
- 1972Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
- 2005Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan’s war record.
- 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?
- 1854Henri La Fontaine, Belgian lawyer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1943)
- 1909Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)
- 1909Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist, Nobel laureate
- 1923Avis Bunnage, English actress (d. 1990)
- 1926Charlotte Rae, American actress
- 1935Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
- 1951Paul Carrack, English musician
- 1959Terry Francona, American baseball manager
- 1967Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and actress
- 1978Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)
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