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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 1767
    Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
  • 1929
    Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
  • 1945
    World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
  • 1952
    U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
  • 1961
    A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
  • 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?

  • 1902
    Andrew Irvine, British mountaineer (d. 1924)
  • 1914
    María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • 1923
    George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (d. 2000)
  • 1932
    Sultan Iskandar of Johor, also the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Michael Bennett, American dancer/choreographer (d. 1987)
  • 1973
    Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
  • 1975
    Timo Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1977
    Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1979
    Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)

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