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

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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.
  • 1149
    Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
  • 1271
    In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield – Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
  • 1886
    William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
  • 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: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
  • 1954
    A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
  • 1970
    Bahr el-Baqar incident: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.
  • 2004
    Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

Who were born on April 8?

  • 1692
    Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer (d. 1770)
  • 1883
    R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
  • 1919
    Ian Smith, Former Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
  • 1921
    Jan Novák, Czech composer (d. 1984)
  • 1938
    Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former United Nations Secretary General
  • 1949
    John Madden, English film director
  • 1955
    Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
  • 1955
    Ricky Bell, American football player (d. 1984)
  • 1963
    Terry Porter, American basketball player and coach
  • 1965
    Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby player and coach

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