APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
Bat Appreciation Week - April 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week of April)
Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
Laugh at Work Week - April 1-7
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 1, 2018)
Medication Safety Week - April 1-7
NanoDays - March 31 - April 8, 2018
National Blue Ribbon Week - April 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week of April)
National Window Safety Week - April 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week of April)
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-8, 2018
Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
Passover - (Also known as Pesach) Evening of March 30, 2018 - Evening of April 7, 2018
Pesach (also known as Passover) - Evening of March 30, 2018 to the Evening of April 7, 2018 (movable date)
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7
World Hula Week - April 1-7, 2018 (Begins on Easter Sunday)
World Irish Dancing Week - March 24 - April 1, 2018
2018 Monthly Holidays that include April 1, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for April 1 is Aries.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:
Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
1885 – Clementine Churchill, Wife of Winston Churchill (d. 1977)
1932 – Debbie Reynolds, American actress
1939 – Ali MacGraw, American actress (Love Story)
1952 – Annette O'Toole, American actress (Smallville)
1986 – Hillary Scott, American singer (Lady Antebellum)
1984 – Marvin Gaye, American singer (The Moonglows) (b. 1939)
2010 – John Forsythe, American actor (Charlies Angels, Dynasty) (b. 1918)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1961 - Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
1993 - Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
Quote of the Day
The Birthstone for April is a Diamond, but like the Quote above, I'd take a good dog any day of the week!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Tip Habit of the Day for April 1, is to learn more about Emotional Eating. Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits has about a 15 page section on her Healthy Diet Habits, devoted to Emotional Eating, the traits of an Emotional Eater, Types of Emotional Eating and lots of tips to control Emotional Eating.
This Day in History
1748 - Ruins of Pompeii, Italy found after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. and buried the City in volcanic ash
1850 - San Francisco County Government established
1853 - Cincinnati, Ohio became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary
1867 – Singapore becomes a British crown colony
1873 – The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547
1889 - 1st dish washing machine marketed in Chicago
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois
1924 – The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed
1929 - Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
1934 - Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers
1937 – Aden becomes a British crown colony
1941 - US Navy takes over Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay
1946 – An 8.6 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159
1946 - 400,000 US mine workers strike
1946 - Weight Watchers forms
1949 – The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland
1954 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado
1963 - Soap opera General Hospital debuts on TV
1967 – The United States Department of Transportation begins operation
1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law
1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne
1979 – Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 99% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah Of Iran
1992 – Start of the Bosnian war
2001 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, which is the first country to allow it
2002 - The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to legalize it
2006 – The Serious Organised Crime Agency, is created in the United Kingdom
This Day in Music
1974 - Blue Suede's Hooked On A Feeling is at #1
1985 - David Lee Roth officially leaves Van Halen to begin a solo career
Hillary Scott, of Lady Antebellum, a Country music group, was born on this day in 1986. Their song, Need You Now, above, is the first song of theirs that I heard. She has an amazing voice, and they have great harmonies together.
This Day in Sports
1876 - 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
1910 - Dumitru Dan, from Romania, completes a 62,137 mile walk
1916 - 1st US national women's swimming championships held
1931 - Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball
1938 - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
1972 - Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (intransitive) To jest; play tricks; joke; jeer.
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