April 2

April 2 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 2, include:

  • International Children's Book Day 
  • National Ferret Day 
  • National Love Your Produce Manager Day 
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day 
  • Pascua Florida Day 
  • Reconciliation Day 
  • World Autism Awareness Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 2, are:

  • APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Bat Appreciation Week - April 2-8, 2017 (First Full Week of April)
  • Consider Christianity Week - April 2-8, 2017 (Begins the Second Sunday before Easter)
  • Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
  • International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Laugh at Work Week - April 1-7
  • 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)
  • Medication Safety Week - April 1-7
  • NanoDays - March 25 - April 2, 2017
  • National Blue Ribbon Week - April 2-8, 2017 (First Full Week of April)
  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 2-8, 2017
  • National Public Health Week - April 2-8, 2017
  • National Week of the Ocean - April 2-8, 2017 
  • National Window Safety Week - April 2-8, 2017 (First Full Week of April)
  • Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
  • Passion Week - April 2-8, 2017 (Starts on the Fifth Sunday in Lent; the Week before Holy Week)
  • Passiontide - April 2-15, 2017 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week - March 26 - April 2, 2017
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7

2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 2, 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.





Light It Up Blue on April 2, for World Autism Awareness Day

Please see Kerry's Pregnancy and Autism page on her Healthy Diet Habits website for safety tips if you are Pregnant, or plan on becoming Pregnant. (Kerry has an autistic boy, Nate, so she has done much research in this area!)


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 2 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.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1805 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
  • 1875 – Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer, founder of the Chrysler Corporation (d. 1940)
  • 1908 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) (d. 2003)
  • 1945 – Linda Hunt, American actress (NCIS: Los Angeles)
  • 1947 – Emmylou Harris, American singer
  • 1961 – Christopher Meloni, American actor (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, True Blood)
  • 1962 – Billy Dean, American singer-songwriter


Famous Deaths

  • 1872 – Samuel F. B. Morse, American painter and inventor of the telegraph (b. 1791)
  • 1987 – Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and bandleader (b. 1917)
  • 2005 - Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1836 - English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens weds Catherine Thomson Hogarth 
  • 1967 - Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
  • 2011 - Michael Vartan, American Actor (Alias) weds Lauren Skaar


Quote of the Day




I love the quote above from Charles Dickens - there is always someone that we can help in this world, whether a fellow human, or animal. It doesn't even have to be financial, it may be time related, or just listening to a friend, when times are tough!


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

April is Global Child Nutrition Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 2, is a 10 page section on Healthy Kids, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits

April is Global Child Nutrition Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 2, is a 10 page section on Healthy Kids, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.  She has lots of tips on Children's Nutrition, Healthy Diet Habits for Kids, Healthy Cooking for kids, and some Stealthy Healthy Cooking tips to sneak more vegetables in your kids meals, plus lots more!

This Day in History

  • 1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida, and claims it for Spain
  • 1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
  • 1792 - US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime
  • 1827 - Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • 1872 - George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
  • 1877 - 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
  • 1902 - 1st motion picture theater opens in Los Angeles
  • 1911 – The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census
  • 1917 – US President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany (World War I)
  • 1932 - Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as a ransom for his kidnapped son
  • 1935 - Mary Hirsch, becomes the 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
  • 1978 - TV show Dallas premieres on CBS
  • 1978 - Velcro is available for purchase


This Day in Music

  • 1800 – Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna
  • 1966 - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass become the first act with four albums in the Top 10 at the same time
  • 1967 - Steve Winwood leaves The Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason
  • 1977 - Fleetwood Mac's Album Rumours hits #1 & stays at #1 for 31 weeks




Gold Dust Woman from the Fleetwood Mac, was one of my favorite songs off of their Rumours album that hit #1 on this day in 1977.

This Day in Sports

  • 1931 - Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1955 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

prosopagnosia (noun)

1. A form of visual agnosia characterised by difficulty with face recognition despite intact low-level visual processing

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