April 8: Day of the Week
April 8, 2019 is the 98th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1271In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
- 1820The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
- 1904British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of The Book of the Law.
- 1913The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
- 1946The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
- 1954A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
- 1959The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
- 1974at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 39-year-old record.
- 1987Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
- 2004Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
Who were born on April 8?
- 1826Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
- 1827Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
- 1875King Albert I of Belgium (d. 1934)
- 1912Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
- 1933Fred Ebb, American composer (d. 2004)
- 1951Geir Haarde, former Icelandic prime minister
- 1966Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
- 1966Dalton Grant, British high jumper
- 1981Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
- 1984Kirsten Storms, American actress
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