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Thursday April 22, 2021

April 22: Day of the Week

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

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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)

  • 1809
    The 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.
  • 1864
    The 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.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
  • 1912
    Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
  • 1964
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its first season.
  • 1992
    In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
  • 2003
    Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
  • 2004
    Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.

Who were born on April 22?

  • 1451
    Isabella I of Castile (d. 1504)
  • 1884
    Otto Rank, Austrian psychologist (d. 1939)
  • 1914
    Michael Wittmann, German soldier (d. 1944)
  • 1923
    Avis Bunnage, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1927
    Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • 1962
    Jeff Minter, English video game programmer
  • 1966
    Mickey Morandini, American baseball player and manager
  • 1981
    Ken Dorsey, American football player
  • 1983
    Matt Jones, American football player
  • 1989
    Thomas James Longley, British actor

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