April 16

April 16 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on April 16, include:

  • Day of the Mushroom 
  • Emancipation Day 
  • Foursquare Day 
  • National Eggs Benedict Day 
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day 
  • National Librarian Day 
  • National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day 
  • Patriot's Day - April 16, 2018 (Massachusetts and Maine) (Third Monday of April)
  • Save the Elephant Day 
  • World Voice Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include April 16, are:

  • American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - April 14-16, 2018
  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week in April)
  • International Wildlife Film Week - April 14-22, 2018
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Full Week of April)
  • National Coin Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Full Week of April)
  • National Dental Hygienist Week - April 11-17, 2018
  • National Karaoke Week - April 15-21, 2018  (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 15-21, 2018
  • National Paperboard Packaging Week - April 15-21, 2018 
  • National Pet ID Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week of April)
  • National Student Leadership Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week of April)
  • National Volunteer Week - April 15-22, 2018 (Last Week of April)
  • Safe Kids Week - April 16-21, 2018
  • Spring Astronomy Week - April 16-22, 2018 (Week that has Spring Astronomy Day in it)
  • Week of the Young Child - April 16-20, 2018 

2018 Monthly Holidays that include April 16, 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.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.


World Festivals and Events

  • Boston Marathon - April 16, 2018 (Third Monday of April)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 16 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.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1867 - Wilbur Wright, American pilot, inventor, engineer and along with his brother Orville Wright, founded the Wright Company and built the world's first successful airplane (d. 1912)
  • 1889 - Charlie Chaplin, English actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter and composer, co-founded United Artists (d. 1977)
  • 1935 - Bobby Vinton, American singer and actor (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue)
  • 1939 - Dusty Springfield, English singer and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1947 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA American basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers), and coach
  • 1949 - Ann Romney, American author and wife of Mitt Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts
  • 1963 - Jimmy Osmond, American singer and actor (The Osmonds)
  • 1965 - Jon Cryer, American actor (Two and a Half Men), director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 - Martin Lawrence, American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1971 - Selena, American singer and songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 2008 - Princess Eleonore of Belgium


Famous Deaths

  • 1958 - Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist, who contributed to the discovery of the DNA Structure (b. 1920)
  • 2002 - Ruth Fertel, American businesswoman who founded Ruth's Chris Steak House (b. 1927)
  • 2010 - Daryl Gates, American police officer who created the D.A.R.E. Program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) (b. 1926)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1994 - Harry Connick Jr., singer and actor, weds Jill Goodare, model
  • 1996 - Judy Collins, singer, marries Louis Nelson, industrial designer
  • 2016 - Shawn Johnson, American Olympic gymnast marries NFL player Andrew East


Quote of the Day


I don't know why....but I thought this was pretty hysterical when I first saw it! 


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

If the research is correct that sugar is tied to insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and cancer, it might be a great idea to limit sugar in your kids' Easter baskets!

Substitute in some healthy foods, or treats that are not food like a fun family day trip, crafts, stuffed animals, small toys or games.  Let's make some new traditions that are not centered on sugar!  We have been played long enough by the sugar industry!

Find out more info. about sugar and whether it is toxic, from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits.


This Day in History

  • 1818 - The US border with Canada is established when the US Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty.
  • 1862 - A bill known as the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, ending slavery in the District of Columbia becomes law.
  • 1881 - Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle in Dodge City, Kansas
  • 1908 - Utah establishes the Natural Bridges National Monument.
  • 1912 - The first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel is Harriet Quimby.
  • 1943 - Albert Hofmann discovers the hallucinogenic effects of LSD
  • 1961 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
  • 2016 - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake stikes Muisne and Pedernales, Ecuador

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge is released
  • 1971 - Brown Sugar is released by The Rolling Stones (showed below)
  • 1973 - Paul McCartney stars in James Paul McCartney, his first TV special
  • 1977 - Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul hits #1 in the US.
  • 1999 - Shania Twain is the first woman to receive the songwriter/artist of the Year award by the Nashville Songwriters Association International


This Day in Sports

  • 1929 - The 1st team to wear uniform numbers is the New York Yankees

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Heir Apparent (noun)

1. (usually monarchy) Someone who will definitely inherit, assuming he survives the one from whom he is inheriting.

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