April 7: Day of the Week
April 7, 2020 was the 98th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 268 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1724Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
- 1862American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends – the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.
- 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.
- 1906The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
- 1946Syria’s independence from France is officially recognised.
- 1954President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “domino theory” speech during a news conference.
- 1976Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
- 1990Iran Contra Affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal).
- 1992Republika Srpska announces its independence.
- 1995First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.
Who were born on April 7?
- 1870Gustav Landauer, German anarchist and revolutionary (d. 1919)
- 1915Henry Kuttner, American writer (d. 1958)
- 1918Bobby Doerr, American baseball player
- 1919Roger Lemelin, Quebec novelist and television writer (d. 1992)
- 1947Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
- 1947Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
- 1962Hugh O'Connor, American actor (d. 1995)
- 1963Paul Michael Robinson, American actor and erotic actor
- 1971Victor Kraatz, Canadian figure skater
- 1986Brooke Brodack, American internet celebrity
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