Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 26, include:
- Audubon Day
- Hug a Friend Day
- Hug an Australian Day
- International Guide Dog Day - April 26, 2017 (Last Wednesday of April)
- National Help a Horse Day
- National Kids and Pets Day
- National Pretzel Day
- Remember Your First Kiss Day
- Richter Scale Day
- World Intellectual Property Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 26, are:
- Administrative Professional's Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
- Air Quality Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- American Quilters Society Week - April 26-29, 2017
- Bed Bug Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Christian Education Week - April 24-30, 2017
- Every Kid Healthy Week - April 24-28, 2017
- Fibroid Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Fourth Week in April)
- Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 23-30, 2017 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
- Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Third Full Week of April)
- Money Smart Week - April 22-29, 2017
- National Dance Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Environmental Education Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Infertility Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
- National Occupational Health Nursing Week - April 24-30
- National Playground Safety Week - April 24-28, 2017
- National Princess Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
- National Volunteer Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
- Preservation Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Sky Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week in April)
- Spring Astronomy Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Week that has Spring Astronomy Day in it)
- UN Global Road Safety Week - April 23-29
- Week of the Young Child - April 24-28, 2017
- World Immunization Week - April 24-30
2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 26, 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.
The Astrological Sign for April 26 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.
- 1900 - Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist, famous for the creation of the Richter magnitude scale of measuring the size of earthquakes
- 1933 - Carol Burnett, American actress, singer, comedian (Carol Burnett Show)
- 1977 - Tom Welling, American actor, director and producer (Smallville)
- 1980 - Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress (Fast & Furious movies)
- 1983 - Jessica Lynch, American soldier who served in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and was injured and captured, and then rescued by the U.S. Special Operation Forces
- 1784 - Nano Nagle, an Irish nun who founded the Presentation Sisters (b. 1718)
- 1865 - John Wilkes Booth, American actor who assassinated U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (b. 1838)
- 1984 - Count Basie, American bandleader, pianist and composer (b. 1904)
- 1989 - Lucille Ball, American actress and producer (I Love Lucy) (b. 1911)
- 2003 - Edward Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist who co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1904)
- 2003 - George Jones, American Country music singer, songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1946 - Father Divine, a religious leader who claimed to be God, marries his 2nd wife, Edna Rose Ritchings. He founded the International Peace Mission movement. After his death in September 1965, Edna, known as Mother Divine is now the leader.
- 1986 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor/bodybuilder and politician, marries newscaster Maria Shriver
- 1994 - Patrick Dempsey, actor divorces his wife/manager, Rocky Parker after close to 7 years of marriage
Quote of the Day
Lucille Ball, was one of the great comedians in my opinion!
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. coming soon!
This Day in History
- 1607 - 1st English colonists make landfall and establish a colony at Cape Henry, Virginia at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay
- 1721 - The smallpox vaccination is 1st administered
- 1803 - Thousands of meteor fragments fall in L'Aigle, France
- 1859 - The defense of "Temporary Insanity" is used successfully for the first time, to acquit Dan Sickles of murder
- 1865 - Union cavalry troopers shoot John Wilkes booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, in Virginia
- 1926 - Germany & Russia sign a neutrality peace treaty
- 1933 - The official secret police force of Nazi Germany, the Gestapo is established
- 1959 - Cuba invades Panama
- 1964 - Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania
- 1970 - The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) enters into force, as one of the self-funding agencies of the United Nations
- 1954 - Nationwide test of the Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
- 1962 - NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon
- 1971 - The Bahia district in Brazil has 15" of rain in 24 hours
- 1981 - The 1st open fetal surgery if performed by Dr. Michael R. Harrison, of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
- 1986 - The 4th reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union explodes and creates the world nuclear disaster to date, with 31 deaths
- 1989 - Central Bangladesh has the deadliest tornado strike, in world history, with close to 1,300 deaths, 12,000+ injuries, and leaving at least 80,000 homeless
- 1990 - A 6.9 earthquake strikes China and 126 die
- 1991 - Seventy tornadoes break out in the Central United States, with Andover, Kansas recording the year's only F5 tornado
This Day in Music
- 1835 - Frederic Chopin's, 'Grand Polonaise Brillante', opens in Paris
- 1977 - Glen Campbell's, 'Southern Nights', hits #1
- 1977 - New York City's most famous disco, Studio 54 opens
- 1982 - Rod Stewart is mugged, and a gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
- 2003 - The Morgan Creek Bridge in Chapel Hill, NC is renamed the James Taylor Bridge
Way back when I was in high school....I listened to James Taylor and Carly Simon. They sounded great together!
Please check out our Music Holidays page!
This Day in Sports
- 1905 - Jack McCarthy, of the Chicago Cubs is the first fielder to throw out 3 runners at home plate in one game in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates
- 1912 - The 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park, in Boston, MA was by Hugh Bradley or the Red Sox
- 1931 - Lou Gehrig hits a homerun, but passes a runner in front of him and is called out. He ends the season tied with Babe Ruth for the number of homeruns
- 1952 - Patty Berg scores 64 and set a world record for women golfers
- 1980 - Record set for the longest jump by a jet boat is 120 feet
- 1992 - Ozzie Smith steals his 500th base, and went on to end his career with 580 stolen bases
- 1995 - Coors Field opens in Denver, Co
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Inside Baseball (noun)
1. (US, sports) Technical matters concerning baseball not apparent to spectators.
2. (US) Matters of interest only to insiders.
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