Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 13, include:
- Celebrate Teen Literature Day - April 13, 2017 (Thursday of Library Week)
- International Creativity and Innovation Day
- International Special Librarian's Day
- National Peach Cobbler Day
- Plant Appreciation Day
- Scrabble Day
- Support Teen Literature Day - April 13, 2017 (Thursday of Library Week)
- Thomas Jefferson Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 13, 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)
- National Tattoo Week - April 12-19, 2017
- 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 13, 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 13 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.
- 1735 - Isaac Low, American businessman who founded the New York Chamber of Commerce (d. 1791)
- 1743 - Thomas Jefferson, American politician and 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)
- 1852 - Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman who founded the F.W. Woolworth Company (d. 1919)
- 1866 - Butch Cassidy, American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang
- 1946 - Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor
- 1950 - Ron Perlman, American actor (Vincent - Beauty and the Beast)
- 1951 - Peabo Bryson, American R&B soul singer-songwriter
- 1970 - Ricky Schroder, American actor and director
- 1972 - Aaron Lewis, American singer-songwriter (Staind)
- 2001 - Robert Moon, an American postal inspector who created the ZIP code system (b. 1917)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 2002 - Actor Benjamin Bratt, weds actress-model Talisa Soto in San Francisco, CA
Quote of the Day
Today, April 13, is Thomas Jefferson Day
Thomas Jefferson had lots of great rules to live by:
- Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today
- Never trouble another for what you can do yourself
- Never spend money before you have it
- Never buy anything you do not want, because it is cheap
- Pride costs us more than thirst, hunger, and cold
- We seldom repent for having eaten too little
- Nothing is troublesome that one does by his own volition
- How much pain never occurred evils cost us
- Take things all the time by their smooth handle
- Think as you please, and let others as well, to prevent any disputes
- When annoyed count 10 before you speak; if very annoyed count 100
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Today, is the final day of the 2014 National Bake Week (April 7-13, 2014), so our Recipe of the Day is a Lightened Strawberry Bread made by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits!
This Day in History
- 1204 - Crusaders occupy Constantinople and temporarily end the Byzantine Empire
- 1598 - The Edict of Nantes, is issued by Henry IV of France and allows freedom of religion to French Huguenots
- 1796 - First elephant in the United States arrives from India
- 1849 - Hungary becomes a republic
- 1860 - 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, CA
- 1861 - Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces during the American Civil War
- 1870 - The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Arts is founded
- 1902 - The first JC Penney is opened by James C. Penney in Kemmerer, Wyoming
- 1934 - 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
- 1941 - A Pact of Neutrality between the U.S.S.R. and Japan is signed
- 1945 - During World War II, Vienna, Austria is captured by the Soviet and Bulgarian forces
- 1953 - CIA Director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA
- 1960 - France becomes the 4th nuclear weapon Nation
- 1960 - The US launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system
- 1976 - The $2 bill is re-introduced as a Federal Reserve Note as part of the US Bicentennial celebration
- 1992 - The Great Chicago flood devastates central Chicago, including the underground tunnels
- 2012 - North Korea has a long range rocket test which fails
The history of the Jefferson Memorial which was dedicated in Washington D.C. in 1943, on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.
This Day in Music
- 1742 - Handel's "Messiah" is performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin, Ireland
- 1965 - The Beatles record "Help"
Aaron Lewis, of Staind was born this day on 1972 - Above is his song, "It's Been Awhile"
This Day in Sports
- 1926 - Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout at age 41
- 1940 - The first man to pole vault 15 feet is Cornelious Warmerdam
- 1954 - Hank Aaron's 1st game for the Milwaukee Braves
- 1975 - Jack Nicklaus wins the 39th Golf Masters Championship by shooting a 276
- 1986 - The Spanish Grand Prix winner is decided by 0.014 of a second
- 1997 - Tiger Woods wins the 61st Golf Masters Championship at age 21(youngest winner) by shooting a 270
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (paper manufacture) An undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper.(informal)
2. A meat byproduct produced from otherwise unusable material such as skin and connective tissue, spinal bones, and digestive tissue by heating and then mixing with ammonia in a centrifuge to produce a food additive.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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