April 7: Day of the Week
April 7, 2021 is the 97th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 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.
- 1908H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
- 1945World 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.
- 1954President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “domino theory” speech during a news conference.
- 1990A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry M/S Scandinavian Star, killing 158 people.
- 1992Republika Srpska announces its independence.
- 1994Rwandan Genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
- 2009Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.
Who were born on April 7?
- 1718Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (d. 1800)
- 1803Flora Tristan, French feminist and socialist philosopher (d. 1844)
- 1860Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
- 1909Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
- 1915Henry Kuttner, American writer (d. 1958)
- 1946Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player
- 1955Werner Stocker, German actor (d. 1993)
- 1982Sonjay Dutt, American professional wrestler
- 1988Antonio Piccolo, Italian footballer
- 1989Franco Di Santo, Argentine footballer
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