Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 7, include:
- Coffee Cake Day
- Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
- Hospital Admitting Clerks Day - April 7, 2017 (First Friday in April)
- International Beaver Day
- International Snailpapers Day
- Metric System Day
- National Beer Day
- National Walk to Work Day - April 7, 2017 (First Friday of April)
- No Housework Day
- Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action
- World Health Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 7, 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 7, 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 7 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.
- 1770 - William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
- 1860 - Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman who founded the Kellogg Company (d. 1951)
- 1873 - John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
- 1891 - Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman who founded the Lego Group (d. 1958)
- 1915 - Billie Holiday, American actress, jazz singer & songwriter (d. 1959)
- 1928 - James Garner, American actor (Maverick, Rockford Files)
- 1933 - Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H)
- 1938 - Jerry Brown, American politician
- 1939 - David Frost, English journalist (d. 2013)
- 1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter (Patton, Godfather I and II, Apocalypse Now)
- 1949 - John Oates, American singer (Hall & Oates)
- 1954 - Jackie Chan, Martial artist, actor (Rumble in the Bronx, Rush Hour), director, producer & screenwriter
- 1954 - Tony Dorsett, American football player
- 1960 - Buster Douglas, American boxer
- 1964 - Russell Crowe, born in New Zealand, New Zealand & Australian actor, producer and musician (A Beautiful Mind, Gradiator, Noah)
- 1891 - P.T. Barnum, co-founded Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1810)
- 1947 - Henry Ford, American businessman who founded the Ford Motor Company (b. 1863)
- 2007 - Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (B.C.) (b. 1931)
- 2012 - Mike Wallace, American journalist (60 Minutes) (b. 1918)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 2003 - Russell Crowe, actor (Gladiator, Noah) weds singer Danielle Spencer at his cattle ranch in New South Wales, Australia. It looks like after having two sons, they separated in 2012.
Quote of the Day
Today, April 7, is the final day of GOLDEN RULE WEEK, April 1-7!
This week, I dared to express my opinion on a Political post on Facebook. (Many would say that was my first mistake!!!) A lady who was a complete stranger, and who had NOT posted her own opinions on the subject, took the time to pop in, and respond to my opinion with the following:
Leigh: You are an UGLY Person!
Unfortunately, this type of response is too often seen online these days, especially on a Political or Religious blog. The official term for this woman these days, would be a "CYBER BULLY". She was being mean and nasty, and attacked my physical appearance/personality, just because I had a different opinion than she did.
She never shared what her own opinion on the topic was, or why she objected so strongly to my opinion. I would have been happy to have a discussion with her. I would have bet money that she had just read the headline of the article which was designed to start a riot, and not read the article itself.
With the anonymity of social media, and the lack of respect that many have for others, if you post an opinion on a subject, odds are great that you might be targeted, by others with a different opinion! You will often be called a name like I was, depending on the subject, your intelligence might be insulted, and you stand a great chance of getting cussed at and ridiculed, and you might be called a racist, or sexist or whatever depending on the topic.
With some groups, forums or pages, the pages have admins who try to maintain behavior, and monitor for abuse, but many are just a free for all of disrespect and bad behavior.
It's OK to disagree with each other! That's normal, as we all have different backgrounds and experiences that shape our personal viewpoints and opinions.
It would be awesome, if especially online we try to remember that there is a human being at the other end of the keyboard, before we start typing. It is possible to have a conversation, and a difference of opinion, and still practice the Golden Rule!
"Treat others the same way you want them to treat you".
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April 7th is WORLD HEALTH DAY!! On Kerry's website, she has started a section called HEALTH WEIGHT PROBLEMS, and gives a sobering list of Health Weight Problems, and Health Statistics that are caused by being overweight, or obese!
The video below is a parody of 8675309/Jenny, produced by the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media to promote healthy heart awareness. Know Your Numbers:
- Blood Pressure - 120 / 80
- BMI - 18.5 - 24.9
- Lipids - < 200
This Day in History
- 451 - Attila the Hun plunders the town of Metz, in Northeast France
- 1141 - The first female ruler of England is Empress Matilda, who adopts the title "Lady of the English"
- 1348 - Charles University is founded in Prague, Czech Republic
- 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explores arrives at Cebu in the Philippines
- 1776 - Captain John Barry, and the USS Lexington captures the Edward
- 1788 - Marietta, Ohio is established as the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory
- 1798 - The Mississippi Territory is organized. It was later expanded in 1804, and then again in 1812.
- 1827 - John Walker, an English chemist, invents wooden matches
- 1906 - Mount Vesuvius erupts in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, and kills over 100 people.
- 1940 - Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to appear on a U.S. Postage Stamp.
- 1978 - President Carter cancels production of the neutron bomb
- 1980 - The US breaks relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, during the hostage crisis.
- 2001 - Mars Odyssey is launched
- 2003 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad, the capital of Iraq and two days later Saddam Hussein's regime falls.
This Day in Music
- 1724 - Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's, St. John Passion at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Germany
- 2007 - Kings of Leon's album Because of the Times, starts a two week run at #1 on the UK Album Chart
- 2007 - Tim McGraw, hits #1 on the US Album Chart, for his album "Let It Go". The album went on to have seven Top 20 hits!
- 2008 - On Classic Rock magazines' Best Live Acts of All Time Poll, Led Zeppelin was #1, The Who was #2, and AC/DC was #3.
One of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs was "Going to California".
This Day in Sports
- 1963 - Jack Nicklaus shoots a 286, and wins the 27th Golf Masters Championship
- 1986 - At Wrestlemania II, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (informal) An outstanding, extreme, or outrageous example of its kind.
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