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Thursday April 22, 2021

April 22: Day of the Week

April 22, 2021 is the 112th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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

April 2021

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1912
    Tsinghua University, one of mainland China’s leading universities, is founded.
  • 1944
    The 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
  • 1970
    The first Earth Day is celebrated.
  • 1992
    In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
  • 1997
    Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.
  • 1997
    The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • 2000
    The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on April 22?

  • 1592
    Wilhelm Schickard, German mathematician who invented a calculating machine (d. 1635)
  • 1744
    James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)
  • 1923
    Aaron Spelling, American television producer (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Enno Penno, Estonian politician
  • 1939
    Mel Carter, American singer
  • 1946
    Paul Davies, English physicist, writer and broadcaster
  • 1950
    Peter Frampton, English musician
  • 1966
    Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • 1970
    Andrea Giani, Italian volleyball player
  • 1978
    Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)

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