National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 11, 2020
The Masters Tournament - April 6-12, 2020 - The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The event will be held at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 10-12, 2020 and Weekend Two April 17-19, 2020 in Indio, California
The Astrological Sign for April 11 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.
1888 - Industrialist Henry Fod, weds Clara Jane Bryant
1911 - Actress Mae West weds vaudevillian Frank Wallace
1981 - Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
1992 - Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Kimberly Payne, who was Miss Tennessee in 1989
1996 - Actor Hugh Jackman weds actress Deborra-Lee Furness
2007 - Actress Heather Locklear divorces rock star Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi
Quote of the Day
Jonathan Winters, was an American comedian and actor who was born in 1925, and passed away on this day in 2013. I love this quote! Another quote he is famous for says "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it". Both sound like he is saying - Just get out and start doing what you want to do in your life! Take an action step, and just do what you love!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
National Bake Week is on April 6-12, 2020 (Begins First Monday of April). My sister Kerry, from Healthy Diet Habits, who is doing the foodie info. on this site, has done a great job on her own website with giving lots of Healthy Cooking Tips and Healthy Recipes. In her extensive, Healthy Cooking section, her page called Simple Kitchen Strategies is going to be our focus for today!
"Kitchen Survival Strategies, will help you cook at home, which is the easiest way to keep your calories in check, and add Healthy Diet Habits to your life, because you are in control! (Find out her top strategies by clicking on the link to her page!)
This Day in History
1471 - King Edward IV of England conquers London from Henry VI
1689 - William III & Mary II are crowned as joint rulers of Britain
1775- The last execution for witchcraft in Germany happens
1868 - The Shogunate is abolished in Japan
1881 - Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as a Baptist Female Seminary for African-American women.
1890 - Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station
1919 - The International Labour Organization is founded
1965 - Fifty one tornadoes strike six Midwestern US states and kill 256 people and injuring 5,000 more (Known as The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak)
1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
1970 - Apollo 13 is launched to the Moon, but is unable to land and returns in 6 days
1976 - The Apple I is created.
1980 - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harassment
1984 - China invades Vietnam
1992 - Euro-Disney opens near Paris, France
2012 - An 8.6 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Indonesia, followed by an 8.2 aftershock
2013 - Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
This Day in Music
1957 - Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" is #1 on the Billboard Pot Charts
1966 - Frank Sinatra recorded "Strangers in the Night"
1970 - The Beatles single, "Let It Be", hits #1 for 2 weeks
1980 - Paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"
1983 - R.E.M's first album, "Murmur", was released
1990 - Elton John sang his composition "Skyline Pigeon", at the funeral of AIDS victim, Ryan White who died at age 18. Ryan was a remarkable boy who taught the Nation a lesson in courage!
2000 - No Doubt, released the album "Return to Saturn"
Elton John, claims that Ryan White was the boy who saved him from himself, and helped turn around his own life! You can read the article for more information! (very inspirational story!)
This Day in Sports
1986 - Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around the world in 150 days
1993 - New world record in the 100m backstroke set by Jeff Rouse who finishes in 51.43 seconds
2000 - Three new ball parks open - AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit
2004 - Phil Mickelson shoots a 279, and wins the 68th Golf Masters Championship
2010 - Phil Mickelson shoots a 272, and wins the 74th Golf Masters Championship
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (Wicca) A permanent circle or temple used to meet for rituals and to store religious items, often a mundane location. 2. (Wicca) A Wiccan congregation.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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