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Monday April 8, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield – Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
  • 1866
    Italy and Prussia ally against Austrian Empire.
  • 1913
    The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
  • 1943
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.
  • 1945
    World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
  • 1954
    South African Airways Flight 201 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • 1987
    Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
  • 1992
    Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1541
    Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
  • 1842
    Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
  • 1904
    Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (d. 1970)
  • 1908
    Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (d. 1987)
  • 1928
    Leah Rabin, widow of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
  • 1929
    Jacques Brel, Belgian singer/composer (d. 1978)
  • 1945
    Derrick Walker, British racing team owner
  • 1948
    Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • 1972
    Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (d. 2010)
  • 1981
    Brian Burres, American baseball player

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