April 8: Day of the Week
April 8, 2019 was the 98th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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 8 Historical Event(s)
- 1139Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
- 1149Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
- 1271In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield – Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
- 1886William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
- 1918World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City’s financial district.
- 1942World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
- 1954A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
- 1970Bahr el-Baqar incident: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.
- 2004Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
Who were born on April 8?
- 1692Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer (d. 1770)
- 1883R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
- 1919Ian Smith, Former Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
- 1921Jan Novák, Czech composer (d. 1984)
- 1938Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former United Nations Secretary General
- 1949John Madden, English film director
- 1955Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
- 1955Ricky Bell, American football player (d. 1984)
- 1963Terry Porter, American basketball player and coach
- 1965Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby player and coach
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