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Thursday April 8, 2021

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2021 was the 98th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1093
    The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
  • 1913
    The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
  • 1942
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad – Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
  • 1946
    Électricité de France, the world’s largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
  • 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
    President Richard Nixon signs into law federal legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1909
    John Fante, American novelist (d. 1983)
  • 1928
    Monty Sunshine, English jazz clarinetist
  • 1941
    Peggy Lennon, American singer (The Lennon Sisters)
  • 1955
    Ron Johnson, American politician, junior senator of Wisconsin.
  • 1964
    Biz Markie, American rapper/disc jockey
  • 1966
    Mazinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1968
    Tracy Grammer, American folk singer
  • 1978
    Bernt Haas, Swiss footballer
  • 1986
    Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • 1989
    Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer

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