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Friday April 8, 2022

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2022 was the 98th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1767
    Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
  • 1808
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
  • 1895
    In Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co. the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.
  • 1904
    Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
  • 1935
    The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya’s British rulers.
  • 1970
    Bahr el-Baqar incident: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1641
    Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (d. 1704)
  • 1906
    Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • 1911
    Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher and essayist (d. 1995)
  • 1912
    Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater and actress (d. 1969)
  • 1920
    Carmen McRae, American jazz singer (d. 1994)
  • 1946
    Stuart Pankin, American actor
  • 1946
    Tim Thomerson, American actor
  • 1962
    Izzy Stradlin, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1972
    Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (d. 2010)
  • 1986
    Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer

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