American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - April 14-16, 2017
Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Third Week in April)
International Wildlife Film Week - April 15-22, 2017
Jewish Heritage Week - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 Movable Week observed during Passover
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
National Coin Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Fourth Week of April)
National Infants Immunization Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Fourth Week of April)
National Karaoke Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Fourth Week of April)
National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 16-22, 2017
National Paperboard Packaging Week - April 16-22, 2017
National Park Week - April 15-22, 2017
National Pet ID Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Third Week of April)
National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2017
National Tattoo Week - April 12-19, 2017
National Toddler Immunization Week - April 16-22, 2017
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 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.
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.
World Festivals and Events
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 14-16, 2017 and Weekend Two April 21-23, 2017 in Indio, California
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.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
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
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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