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Friday April 8, 2022

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2022 is the 98th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1740
    War of Jenkin’s Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa.
  • 1832
    Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.
  • 1904
    Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
  • 1942
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad – Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
  • 1946
    The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
  • 1954
    South African Airways Flight 201 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.
  • 1975
    Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball’s first African American manager.
  • 1992
    Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
  • 2008
    The construction of the world’s first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1874
    Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
  • 1883
    R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
  • 1889
    Sir Adrian Boult, British conductor (d. 1983)
  • 1908
    Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (d. 1987)
  • 1921
    Jan Novák, Czech composer (d. 1984)
  • 1944
    Hywel Bennett, Welsh actor
  • 1946
    Tim Thomerson, American actor
  • 1947
    Tom DeLay, American politician and convict
  • 1975
    Francesco Flachi, Italian footballer
  • 1989
    Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer

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