Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 11, include:
- Barbershop Quartet Day
- Be Kind to Lawyers Day - April 11, 2017 (Second Tuesday in April)
- Education and Sharing Day
- Eight Track Tape Day
- Equal Pay Day - April 11, 2017
- International "Louie Louie" Day
- National Be Kind to Lawyers Day - April 11, 2017 (Second Tuesday in April)
- National Cheese Fondue Day
- National Library Day - April 11, 2017 (Tuesday of Library Week)
- National Library Workers Day - April 11, 2017 (Second Tuesday in April)
- National Pet Day
- World Parkinson's Disease Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 11, are:
- American Indian Awareness Week - April 10-14, 2017
- Holy Week - April 9-15, 2017
- International Dark Sky Week - April 10-14, 2017
- Jewish Heritage Week - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 Movable Week observed during Passover
- Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 1 - April 13, 2017
- Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
- National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
- National Library Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
- National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 9-15, 2017
- National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Week of April)
- National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2017
- National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
- Pan American Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Week that includes April 14th)
- Passiontide - April 2-15, 2017 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
- Passover (also known as Pesach) - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 (movable date)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 11, 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.
Today is National Pet Day - Check out our other Pet Holidays (cats & dogs) and Animal Holidays
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.
- 1928 – Ethel Kennedy, American wife of Robert F. Kennedy
- 1932 – Joel Grey, American actor, singer, and dancer
- 1981 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model and actress
- 1987 – Joss Stone, English singer-songwriter, and actress (SuperHeavy)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 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 7-13, 2014 (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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