About April 8

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

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Aries is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 289 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 8

  • 217
    Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
  • 1093
    The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
  • 1271
    In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
  • 1740
    War of Jenkin’s Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa.
  • 1866
    Italy and Prussia ally against Austrian Empire.
  • 1886
    William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
  • 1906
    Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dies.
  • 1908
    Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
  • 1911
    Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
  • 1913
    The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
  • 1918
    World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City’s financial district.
  • 1943
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.
  • 1946
    The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
  • 1961
    A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
  • 1970
    Bahr el-Baqar incident: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.
  • 1975
    President Richard Nixon signs into law federal legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
  • 1985
    Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.
  • 1992
    Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
  • 1999
    Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 2006
    Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.

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