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Saturday April 8, 2017

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2017 was the 98th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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

April 2017
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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)

  • 1139
    Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
  • 1730
    Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
  • 1767
    Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
  • 1904
    British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of The Book of the Law.
  • 1918
    World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City’s financial district.
  • 1935
    The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
  • 1946
    The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
  • 1959
    A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
  • 1961
    A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
  • 2008
    The construction of the world’s first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1889
    Sir Adrian Boult, British conductor (d. 1983)
  • 1930
    Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma (d. 2010)
  • 1941
    Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
  • 1944
    Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
  • 1950
    Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
  • 1974
    Chino XL, American rapper
  • 1981
    Brian Burres, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Ezra Koenig, American singer (Vampire Weekend)
  • 1986
    Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
  • 1989
    Alex DeLeon, American singer (The Cab)

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