Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 28, include:
- Arbor Day - April 28, 2017 (Last Friday in April)
- Biological Clock Day
- Great Poetry Reading Day
- Hairball Awareness Day - April 28, 2017 (Last Friday in April)
- Kiss your Mate Day
- National Blueberry Pie Day
- National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
- National Teach Children to Save Day - April 28, 2017
- Workers Memorial Day
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 28, 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 And Global Youth Service Days - April 28-30, 2017 (Last Weekend in April)
- National Dance Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Dream Hotline - April 28-30, 2017 (Last Weekend in April)
- 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 28, 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
- Interstate Mullet Toss - April 28-30, 2017 (Last Full Weekend in April)
The Astrological Sign for April 28 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.
- 1758 - James Monroe, American politician, soldier, lawyer and 5th President of the U.s from 1817-1825 (d. 1831)
- 1868 - Lucy Booth, English songwriter and Salvation Army commander (d. 1953)
- 1937 - Saddam Hussein, 5th President of Iraq (d. 2006)
- 1941 - Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer, (Tommy, Street Car Named Desire)
- 1950 - Jay Leno, American comedian, talk show host (Tonight Show), and producer
- 1952 - Mary McDonnell, American actress (Dances with Wolves, Independence Day)
- 1974 - Penelope Cruz - Spanish-American actress (Vanilla Sky)
- 1981 - Jessica Alba, American model, actress and co-founder of The Honest Company (Dark Angel, Sin City, Fantastic Four)
- 1945 - Benito Mussolini, Italian journalist, politician - 27th Prime Minister of Italy and leader of the National Fascist Party (b. 1883)
- 2007 - Tommy Newsom, American bandleader and saxophonist (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson) (b. 1929)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1982 - George Foreman, professional boxer marries Andrea Skeete
- 2007 - Roma Downey, actress (Touched by an Angel) married Mark Burnett, Reality TV producer
Quote of the Day
I totally agree with this!
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April is National Food Month, so we have been concentrating on Healthy Foods. One great Healthy Diet Habit, is to choose Non GMO Foods.
Choosing non GMO foods is an educated decision! Each of us should be educated enough to make a decision about whether avoiding genetically modified foods is something that we should do.
Here are some important tips from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, on choosing Non GMO Foods. (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
- 1770 - Captain James Cook and his crew of the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay in Australia
- 1788 - Maryland becomes the 7th U.S. State to ratify the Constitution
- 1789 - Fletcher Christian leads the mutiny on the HMS Bounty and Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift
- 1792 - France invades Belgium and starts the French Revolutionary War
- 1910 - The 1st night air flight in England
- 1932 - A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced
- 1934 - Frankin D. Roosevelt signs the Home Owners Loan Act
- 1944 - During Exercise Tiger, a rehearsal for the Normandy landings during World War II, 9 German E-Boats attacked US and UK soldiers - 750 US soldiers died
- 1945 - Benito Mussolin and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by firing squad by members of the Italian resistance movement
- 1952 - The World War II Pacific Peace Treaty takes effect
- 1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
- 1965 - U.S. Marines invade Dominican Republic to forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship. They remain until October of 1966.
- 1973 - 82 500 pound bombs detonate at a railyard in Antelope, California over the course of 18 hours.
- 1988 - Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 has a roof that tears off during the flight and kills a stewardess
- 1994 - Aldrich Ames, a former CIA officer and his wife plead guilty to spying and giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union
This Day in Music
- 1940 - Glenn Miller records 'Pennsylvania 6-5000'
- 1966 - The Beatles, record 'Eleonor Rigby'
- 1973 - Pink Floyd's, The Dark Side of the Moon is the #1 Album
- 1974 - Grand Funk's The Loco-Motion hits #1
- 1975 - John Lennon makes a guest appearance on Tonight, and Ringo Star makes a guest appearance on the Smothers Brothers Show
- 1979 - Blondie's Heart of Glass hits #1
- 1999 - Members of The Verve release a statement announcing their breakup
- 1999 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- 2003 - Apple launches iTunes which works with their iPod
Above is Bittersweet symphony by The Verve! (Love this song!)
This Day in Sports
- 1956 - Cincinnati Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 home runs
- 1967 - Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the Army and is stripped of his boxing title
- 1971 - Hank Aaron hits his 600th career home run. He ended his career with 755 home runs
- 1972 - Due to drugs given before the race to Dancer's Image, the 1968 Kentucky Derby money is given to the 2nd place winner
- 1985 - Billy Martin is named the New York Yankee Manager for the 4th time
- 1993 - 30 soccer players die when a Zambian plane craches in Libreville, Gabon
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
In a way that is stubbornly persistent: Abby marked the International Day of the Dog with her beloved Jack Russell terrier, despite how he was doggedly gnawing through her extensive collection of shoes.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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