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Wednesday April 7, 2021

April 7: Day of the Week

April 7, 2021 was the 97th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 268 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries 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 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1805
    Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
  • 1940
    Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.
  • 1976
    Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
  • 1977
    German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
  • 1985
    Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
  • 1990
    A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry M/S Scandinavian Star, killing 158 people.
  • 1992
    Republika Srpska announces its independence.
  • 1995
    First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.

Who were born on April 7?

  • 1644
    François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
  • 1870
    Gustav Landauer, German anarchist and revolutionary (d. 1919)
  • 1903
    Edwin T. Layton, American Naval officer (d. 1984)
  • 1908
    Percy Faith, Canadian composer and musician (d. 1976)
  • 1915
    Stanley Adams, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1931
    Donald Barthelme, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1935
    Bobby Bare, American musician
  • 1946
    Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • 1947
    Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
  • 1947
    Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)

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