April 7: Day of the Week
April 7, 2020 is the 98th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1348Charles University is founded in Prague.
- 1798The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.
- 1829Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
- 1922Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
- 1943Holocaust: 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.
- 1943Ioannis Rallis becomes collaborationist Prime Minister of Greece during the WWII Axis Occupation.
- 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.
- 1964IBM announces the System/360.
- 1978Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
- 2001Mars Odyssey is launched.
Who were born on April 7?
- 1853Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria (d. 1884)
- 1930Andrew Sachs, English actor
- 1936Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
- 1942Jeetendra, Indian actor
- 1946Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
- 1947Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
- 1962Andrew “Andy” Hampsten, American cyclist
- 1962Ram Gopal Varma, Indian film director & producer
- 1967Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
- 1992Alexis Jordan, American singer
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