The Masters Tournament - April 8-14, 2019 - 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 12-14, 2019 and Weekend Two April 19-21, 2019 in Indio, California
World Festivals and Events
Grand National - April 12-14, 2018 - The world's most renown horse race held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 13-15, 2018 and Weekend Two April 20-22, 2018 in Indio, California
The Astrological Sign for April 14 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.
1857 - Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (d. 1944)
1932 - Loretta Lynn, American Country singer/songwriter
1936 - Bobby Nichols, American golfer
1936 - Frank Serpico, American police officer (1973 film Serpico with Al Pacino was made to tell his story about being a whistle blower of Police corruption)
1941 - Julie Christie, British actress (Dr. Zhivago, Shampoo)
1949 - John Shea, America actor and director
1966 - David Justice, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973 - Adrien Brody, American actor and producer
1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress and producer (All My Children, Buffy)
1759 - George Frideric Handel, German/English composer and organist (b. 1685)
1983 - Pete Farndon, English bass player (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)
2007 - Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1930)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1976 - Carl Bernstein, Washington Post Reporter weds Nora Ephron, writer and director
2012 - Dave Haywood, singer of Lady Antebellum, weds Kelli Cashiola, executive at Warner Bros. Records
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Month of April is National Food Month. Our Food Tip for April 14th is to purchase REAL FOODS! What are REAL FOODS?
Real foods are ones that are not highly processed, contain no refined ingredients, and do not come in a box or bag. They look like meals that your grandparents would have eaten!
Find out more about REAL FOODS, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
70 - During the Siege of Jerusalem, Titus, the son of emperor Vespasian surrounds the capital with four Roman legions
1434 - In Nantes, France, the foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul is laid
1775 - The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is the first abolition society that is organized in the US in Philadelphia
1792 - The French Revolutionary War is started when France declares war on Austria
1818 - US Medical Corp is formed
1828 - The First American Dictionary, by Noah Webster is copyrighted
1836 - US Congress forms the Territory of Wisconsin
1860 - The first Pony Express rider reaches San Francisco, CA
1865 - US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford Theatre, and he died on April 15th.
1912 - RMS Titanic hits an iceberg off Newfoundland at 11:40pm and sinks the morning of April 15th (See the Iceberg Collesion scence below)
1920 - 219 people are killed by tornadoes in Alabama and Mississippi
1939 - American author John Steinbeck, publishes The Grapes of Wrath
1941 - 3600 Jews are rounded up in Paris, France by the Germans
1971 - Fort Point, San Francisco is dedicated as a National Historic site
1978 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crashes in Russia after it is fired upon by the Soviets
1986 - The heaviest hailstones every recorded of 2.2 lbs fall in Bangladesh, and kill 92
1994 - US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq and 26 die
1999 - A hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia and is the most costly natural disaster in Australian History
2010 - 6.9 earthquake hits Yushu, Qinghai, China and kills close to 2,700
2014 - Boko Harma kidnaps two hundred seventy six schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria
This Day in Music
1979 - The Doobie Brothers single, "What a Fool Believes" hits #1 on the US charts
1990 - Madonna's single Vogue hits #1 in the UK - also in the US (shown below)
2009 - George Harrison, of the Beatles receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, CA
This Day in Sports
1910 - President Taft starts the tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
1964 - Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
1968 - The first NBA game is played at Madison Square Garden
1974 - Gary Player shoots a 278 and wins the 38th Golf Masters Championship
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A word occurring only once in a given corpus.
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