Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 4, include:
- Bonza Bottler Day
- Hug a Newsman Day
- International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
- National Cordon Bleu Day
- National Sexual Assault Awareness Month's Day of Action - April 4, 2017
- Tell a Lie Day
- Victims of Violence Holy Day
- Vitamin C Day
- Walk Around Things Day
- World Rat Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 4, 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)
- Explore Your Career Options Week - April 3-10, 2017
- Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
- Hate Week - April 4-10
- 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
- National Bake Week - April 3-9, 2017 (Begins First Monday of April)
- 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)
- National Work Zone Awareness Week - April 3-7, 2017
- National Youth Violence Prevention Week - April 3-7, 2017
- 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)
- Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7
- Undergraduate Research Week - April 3-7, 2017
2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 4, 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
- Grand National - April 3-9, 2017 - The world's most renown horse race held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England
- The Masters Tournament - April 4-10, 2016 - The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The event will be held at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA
The Astrological Sign for April 4 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.
- 1932 – Clive Davis, American record producer, founded Arista Records and J Records
- 1932 – Anthony Perkins, American actor (Norman Bates in Psycho) (d. 1992)
- 1944 – Craig T. Nelson, American actor
- 1956 – David E. Kelley, American screenwriter and producer
- 1965 – Robert Downey, Jr., American actor (Iron Man), singer, screenwriter, and producer
- 1979 - Heath Ledger, Actor (d. 2008)
- 2012 – Grumpy Cat
- 1841 – William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)
- 1941 - Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer
- 1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)
- 1983 - Gloria Swanson, American singer, actress and producer (b. 1899)
- 1993 – Alfred Mosher Butts, American game designer, invented Scrabble (b. 1899)
- 2013 – Roger Ebert, US journalist, critic, and screenwriter (Siskel & Ebert) (b. 1942)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 2001 - Brooke Shields, actress and model, marries Chris Henchy, sitcom writer.
Quote of the Day
Golden Rule Week is observed April 1-7. The Golden Rule is actually a Bible Principle that can be found in several places. Luke 6:31 states "Treat others the same way you want them to treat you".
Even if you do not believe in God, and the Bible, I think that everyone can agree that this is just a great personal rule to live by!
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of April is NATIONAL FOOD MONTH. That leaves it pretty wide open, so our Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 4th, is to learn about Healthy Foods. Healthy foods lead to healthy families!
In a perfect world, we would all go to our nearest local grocer to buy foods that were not treated with hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, any chemicals, or genetically modified foods. Foods would be healthy food!
Learn more from Kerry's Heathy Diet Habits website Healthy Foods section.
This Day in History
- 1147 - First historical record of Moscow, Russia.
- 1581 – Francis Drake, who successfully completed a circumnavigation of the world, is knighted.
- 1818 - U.S. Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and a star for each state. (20 States at the time)
- 1841 - U.S. President William Henry Harrison, dies in office of pneumonia, and has the shortest time served as President.
- 1850 - Los Angeles, CA is incorporated as a City.
- 1873 - The Kennel Club is founded as the first registry of purebred dogs in the World.
- 1887 - Susanna Salter is elected in Argonia, Kansas, as the first female Mayor in the U.S.
- 1916 - U.S. Senate votes 82-6 to participate in World War I
- 1933 - The USS Akron, a U.S. Navy airship is wrecked off of the New Jersey coast in severe weather.
- 1949 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is created with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty by twelve Nations.
- 1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.
- 1968 - NASA launches Apollo 6.
- 1969 - An American Heart Surgeon, Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first artificial heart.
- 1973 - The World Trade Center in New York is dedicated.
- 1975 - Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
- 1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
This Day in Music
- 1964 - The Beatles hold the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Chart.
- 1970 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young's Deja Vu hits #1
- 1971 - The Temptations, Just My Imagination, hits #1
- 1990 - Gloria Estefan is released from the hospital after her accident.
- 1992 - The Beastie Boys play instruments at a show in Los Angeles for the first time.
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
This Day in Sports
- 1974 - Hank Aaron hits his 714th home run and ties Babe Ruth's home run record.
- 1988 - Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to drive the quarter mile in under 5 seconds.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Indirect, circuitous, or circumlocutionary; that does not do something in a direct way.
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