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Sunday April 8, 2018

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2018 is the 98th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1271
    In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
  • 1767
    Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
  • 1895
    In Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co. the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.
  • 1904
    The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
  • 1952
    U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
  • 1954
    South African Airways Flight 201 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.
  • 1959
    The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • 1961
    A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
  • 1974
    at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 39-year-old record.
  • 1987
    Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1320
    King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
  • 1818
    King Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
  • 1865
    Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)
  • 1926
    Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
  • 1941
    Darlene Gillespie, Canadian-born American actress
  • 1956
    Justin Sullivan, English musician (New Model Army)
  • 1960
    John Schneider, American actor
  • 1966
    Mazinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974
    Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian American writer
  • 1977
    Mark Spencer, American computer programmer

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