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 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)
- 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.
- 1933Prohibition is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.
- 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: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.
- 1971President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
- 1976Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
- 1977German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
- 1994Auburn Calloway attempts to hijack FedEx Express Flight 705 and crash it to insure his family with his life insurance policy. The crew subdues him and lands the aircraft safely.
Who were born on April 7?
- 1780William Ellery Channing, Unitarian theologian (d. 1842)
- 1859Walter Camp, sports authority known as the “Father of American Football” (d. 1925)
- 1928Alan J. Pakula, American film producer and director (d. 1998)
- 1934Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
- 1939Sir David Frost, English broadcaster and TV host
- 1941Cornelia Frances, Australian actress
- 1942Nam Gi-nam, South Korean director of movies
- 1945Werner Schroeter, German film director
- 1946Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
- 1967Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer
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