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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)

  • 1730
    Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
  • 1929
    Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
  • 1942
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad – Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
  • 1950
    India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
  • 1952
    U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Bahr el-Baqar incident: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.
  • 1985
    Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.
  • 1999
    Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1732
    David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (d. 1796)
  • 1905
    Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 1992)
  • 1911
    Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1938
    Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former United Nations Secretary General
  • 1947
    Larry Norman, American singer/songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1947
    Steve Howe, English guitarist (Yes, Asia, GTR)
  • 1966
    Dalton Grant, British high jumper
  • 1974
    Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • 1981
    Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
  • 1988
    Kim Myung-Sung, South Korean baseball player

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