April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2019 was the 112nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
- 1945World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
- 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.
- 1997Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.
- 1998Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- 2003Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
- 2008The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1816Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general (d. 1897)
- 1844Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (d. 1865)
- 1891Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
- 1946Steven L. Bennett, USAF Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1972)
- 1948Larry Groce, American singer and songwriter
- 1953Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
- 1973Adem Poric, Australian footballer
- 1978Ezekiel Jackson, Guyanese professional wrestler
- 1985Matt Ballinger, American singer (Dream Street)
- 1986Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
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