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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)

  • 1139
    Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
  • 1886
    William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
  • 1893
    The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • 1904
    The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
  • 1908
    Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • 1985
    Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1320
    King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
  • 1905
    Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
  • 1924
    Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Hywel Bennett, Welsh actor
  • 1964
    John McGinlay, Scottish footballer
  • 1972
    Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (d. 2010)
  • 1974
    Chino XL, American rapper
  • 1974
    Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • 1979
    Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)
  • 1981
    Brian Burres, American baseball player

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