April 7: Day of the Week
April 7, 2019 was the 97th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 268 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1521Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
- 1724Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
- 1831D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King D. Pedro IV.
- 1868Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician.
- 1890Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
- 1933Prohibition is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.
- 1990A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry M/S Scandinavian Star, killing 158 people.
- 1992Republika Srpska announces its independence.
- 1999The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
- 2009Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.
Who were born on April 7?
- 1780William Ellery Channing, Unitarian theologian (d. 1842)
- 1899Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
- 1908Percy Faith, Canadian composer and musician (d. 1976)
- 1911Hervé Bazin, French writer (d. 1996)
- 1928James White, Northern Irish science fiction writer (d. 1999)
- 1942Nam Gi-nam, South Korean director of movies
- 1949Mitch Daniels, American politician, governor of Indiana
- 1962Hugh O'Connor, American actor (d. 1995)
- 1980Dragan Bogavac, Montenegrin footballer
- 1992Alexis Jordan, American singer
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