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Wednesday April 8, 2020

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2020 was the 99th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1820
    The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
  • 1893
    The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • 1904
    Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
  • 1918
    World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City’s financial district.
  • 1946
    Électricité de France, the world’s largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.
  • 1959
    The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • 1974
    at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 39-year-old record.
  • 1975
    President Richard Nixon signs into law federal legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
  • 1992
    Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
  • 2005
    Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1859
    Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher (d. 1938)
  • 1892
    Mary Pickford, Canadian actress (d. 1979)
  • 1905
    Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 1992)
  • 1923
    Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (d. 1997)
  • 1938
    Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former United Nations Secretary General
  • 1940
    John Havlicek, American basketball player
  • 1946
    Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1962
    Evan Davis, British journalist and television presenter
  • 1981
    Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
  • 1987
    Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer

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