April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2023 was the 112th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
April 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1912Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
- 1912Tsinghua University, one of mainland China’s leading universities, is founded.
- 1915The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
- 1930The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
- 1944World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
- 19481948 Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
- 1997The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
- 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.
- 2006243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1658Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer (d. 1709)
- 1891Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
- 1906Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (d. 1947)
- 1919Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist
- 1959Ryan Stiles, American actor
- 1965Lauri Hendler, actress
- 1966Dana Barron, American actress
- 1973Adem Poric, Australian footballer
- 1980Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
- 1983Matt Jones, American football player
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