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Wednesday April 8, 2020

April 8: Day of the Week

April 8, 2020 is the 99th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1893
    The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
  • 1906
    Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dies.
  • 1918
    World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City’s financial district.
  • 1942
    World War II: Siege of Leningrad – Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
  • 1953
    Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya’s British rulers.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.
  • 1975
    President Richard Nixon signs into law federal legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1896
    Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)
  • 1904
    John Hicks, British economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Monty Sunshine, English jazz clarinetist
  • 1938
    Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former United Nations Secretary General
  • 1942
    Douglas Trumbull, American film director
  • 1956
    Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
  • 1964
    John McGinlay, Scottish footballer
  • 1968
    Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete
  • 1975
    Francesco Flachi, Italian footballer
  • 1981
    Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer

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