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Sunday April 8, 2018

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2018 was the 98th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1740
    War of Jenkin’s Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa.
  • 1866
    Italy and Prussia ally against Austrian Empire.
  • 1886
    William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
  • 1904
    British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of The Book of the Law.
  • 1911
    Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
  • 1954
    A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
  • 1959
    The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • 1960
    The Netherlands and West Germany sign an agreement to negotiate the return of German land annexed by the Dutch in return for 280 million German marks as Wiedergutmachung.
  • 1968
    BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1842
    Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
  • 1869
    Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon (d. 1939)
  • 1905
    Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
  • 1911
    Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1946
    Stuart Pankin, American actor
  • 1954
    Gary Carter, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Izzy Stradlin, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1964
    Biz Markie, American rapper/disc jockey
  • 1973
    Emma Caulfield, American actress
  • 1984
    Taran Noah Smith, American actor

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