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Thursday April 8, 2021

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2021 was the 98th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1730
    Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
  • 1808
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
  • 1866
    Italy and Prussia ally against Austrian Empire.
  • 1916
    In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three, and badly injuring five, spectators.
  • 1942
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad – Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
  • 1954
    A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
  • 1975
    President Richard Nixon signs into law federal legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
  • 1987
    Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
  • 1992
    Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1859
    Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher (d. 1938)
  • 1905
    Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
  • 1914
    María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • 1926
    Henry N. Cobb, American architect
  • 1943
    Tony Banks, British politician (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Steve Howe, English guitarist (Yes, Asia, GTR)
  • 1955
    Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
  • 1981
    Brian Burres, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • 1984
    Taran Noah Smith, American actor

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