April 24

April 24 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on April 24, include:

  • Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
  • Fashion Revolution Day 
  • National Pigs-in-a Blanket Day
  • World Day for Animals in Laboratories 
  • World Meningitis Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include April 24, are:

  • Administrative Professional's Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Week of April)
  • American Quilters Society Week - April 18-24, 2018
  • Bed Bug Awareness Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • Canadian Immunization Awareness Week - April 21-28, 2018 (Last Week in April)
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • Cleaning for a Reason Week - April 18-24
  • Every Kid Healthy Week - April 23-27, 2018
  • Fibroid Awareness Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Fourth Week in April)
  • International Dark Sky Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • Money Smart Week - April 21-28, 2018
  • National Dance Week - April 23 - May 4, 2018
  • National Environmental Education Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • National Infants Immunization Week - April 21-28, 2018 (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Organ / Tissue Donor Awareness Week - April 22-29, 2018 (Last Week of April)
  • National Park Week - April 21-29, 2018
  • National Playground Safety Week - April 23-27, 2018
  • National Princess Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Scoop the Poop Week - April 24-30
  • Preservation Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • Sky Awareness Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Full Week in April)
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - April 23-29
  • World Immunization Week - April 23-29, 2018
  • World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Week that surrounds April 24th each year) 

2018 Monthly Holidays that include April 24, 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.


  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.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 24 is Taurus.

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1934 - Shirley MacLaine, American singer, dancer, and actress
  • 1942 - Barbra Streisand, American singer-songwriter, actress and producer
  • 1964 - Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor
  • 1982 - Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 2005 - Snuppy - worlds first cloned dog 

Famous Deaths

  • 1731 - Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), journalist and spy (b. 1660)
  • 1779 - Eleazar Wheelock, American minister who founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
  • 1986 - Duchess of Windson, Wallis Simpson was the wife of King Edward VIII who abdicated his throne for her (b. 1896)
  • 1997 - Eugene Stoner, American engineer who designed the AR-15 rifle, which was adopted by the U.S. Military as the M16 (b. 1922)
  • 2004 - Estee Lauder, American businesswoman, who co-founded Estee Lauder Companies with her husband (b. 1906)
  • 2005 - Ezer Weizman, 7th President of Israel (b. 1924)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1558 - Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, marries French crown prince Francois at the Notre Dame de Paris
  • 1874 - Outlaw Jesse James marries his cousin Zerelda Mimms
  • 1988 - Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, weds model Sara Recor
  • 1992 - David Bowie, singer, marries supermodel Iman in Switzerland
  • 2007 - Whitney Houston, divorces R&B singer-songwirter Bobby Brown after 14 years of marriage

Quote of the Day

Estee Lauder, is an American businesswoman who along with her husband, co-founded Estee Lauder Comanies, that sell skincare, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. She died on this day, April 24, 2004.

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

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habits Recipe/Food Tip of the Day is some specific tips on the process of Going Green.

Just a few days ago, on April 22, the World celebrated Earth Day. For our Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 24th, we want to take a look at what exactly it means to Go Green.

Going green is the wave of the future, but what does that really mean? Should you develop this Lifestyle Solution?  Is it a Healthy Diet Habit? This is a term that you hear over and over.  

Green living is a lifestyle.  It will touch every area of your life, but it is a process because the more you learn, the more you will want to go green!

Find out specific tips on the process of Going Green, from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 1184 - Traditional date of the fall of Troy when the Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse
  • 1704 - The 1st successful newspaper in the U.S., the Boston News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1800 - The U.S. Library of Congress is established by President John Adams with a $5,000 appropriation
  • 1833 - The 1st soda fountain is patented by Jacob Evert & George Dulty
  • 1888 - Eastman Kodak is formed
  • 1897 - The 1st report, William Price of the Washington Star, is assigned to the White House
  • 1913 - The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened
  • 1915 - 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders are arrested in Istanbul, Turkey which marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide
  • 1920 - Polish troops attack Ukraine
  • 1926 - The Treaty of Berlin is signed between Germany and the Soviet Union 
  • 1953 - Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1980 - A U.S. military operation, Operation Eagle Claw, attempts to end the Iran Hostage crisis, but fails, and 8 U.S. servicemen die
  • 1981 - The IBM PC Computer is introduced
  • 1993 - An IRA bomb explodes in Bishopsgate, London and kills a news photographer and injures 44 other
  • 1996 - The U.S. passes into law, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996

This Day in Music

  • 1961 - Del Shannon's, 'Runaway' hits #1
  • 1969 - Paul McCartney speaks up against rumors that he is dead
  • 1969 - The Cowsills, 'Hair' is certified gold
  • 1971 - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's album, '4 Way Street', hits #1
  • 1976 - Wing's Album, 'At the Speed of Sound', hits #1
  • 1979 - Ray Charles, sings 'Georgia on My Mind', at a ceremony where the song is named the official state song of Georgia
  • 1993 - Farm Aid 6 takes place in Ames, Iowa - Farm Aid has been an annual benefit concert since 1984 to help raise money for family farmers in the U.S.

 Above is Ray Charles singing, 'Georgia On My Mind'

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This Day in Sports

  • 1901 - 1st American League game 
  • 1905 - Washington Senators execute a triple play and beat the Yankees 4-3
  • 1933 - 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 innings
  • 1960 - A record 4 grand slams were hit today
  • 1974 - Dutch women's hockey team becomes world champions


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Levant (verb)

1. To abscond or run away, especially to avoid paying money or debts.

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