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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)

  • 217
    Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
  • 1271
    In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
  • 1820
    The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield – Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
  • 1913
    The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
  • 1929
    Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball’s first African American manager.
  • 1985
    Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.
  • 1993
    The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1761
    Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Founder of the Society of Mary (d. 1850)
  • 1859
    Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher (d. 1938)
  • 1889
    Sir Adrian Boult, British conductor (d. 1983)
  • 1905
    Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
  • 1906
    Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • 1927
    Tilly Armstrong (alias Tania Langley and Kate Alexander), British writer (d. 2010)
  • 1962
    Paddy Lowe, British engineer
  • 1966
    Mark Blundell, British racing driver
  • 1968
    Patricia Arquette, American actress
  • 1984
    Taran Noah Smith, American actor

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