2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 9, include:
Chinese Almond Cookie Day
Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse - April 9, 2017
Jenkins Ear Day
Name Yourself Day
National Cherish an Antique Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
National Unicorn Day - April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday - April 9, 2017 (The Sunday one week prior to Easter)
Winston Churchill Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 9, are:
Explore Your Career Options Week - April 3-10, 2017
Hate Week - April 4-10
Holy Week - April 9-15, 2017
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)
National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
National Bake Week - April 3-9, 2017 (Begins First Monday of April)
National Library Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 9-15, 2017
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Week of April)
National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2017
National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
Pan American Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Week that includes April 14th)
Passiontide - April 2-15, 2017 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 9, 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 9 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 – Carl Perkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
1933 – Fern Michaels, American author
1954 – Dennis Quaid, American actor
1966 – Cynthia Nixon, American actress (Sex and the City)
1986 – Leighton Meester, American actress and singer (Gossip Girl)
1990 – Kristen Stewart, American actress (Panic Room, Twilight Series)
1998 – Elle Fanning, American actress (Super 8)
1959 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (b. 1867)
2012 - Mark Lenzi, American Olympic Diver
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1966 - Sophia Loren marries weds Carlo Ponti in Paris
1994 - Singer Wayne Newton weds attorney Kathleen McCrone (his 2nd wife)
2005 - His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Camilla Parker Bowles
2012 - Singer Marc Anthony divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez
April 9, is Winston Churchill Day! In 1963, he became the 2nd honorary US citizen, voted on by the U.S. Senate. He was a British politician, who was best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Tip of the Day, for April 9, is some tips on how to Reduce Food Waste, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
1865 – Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, ending the American Civil War
1872 - Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
1912 - Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for New York
1945 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed
1950 - Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
1953 -TV Guide publishes 1st issue
1957 – The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping
1959 - NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
1963 - Winston Churchill becomes 2nd honorary US citizen
1967 - The first Boeing 737 (100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1992 – A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges and sentences him to 30 years in prison
2003 - Baghdad falls to U.S. forces resulting in widespread looting
2005 – Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony
2012 - The Lion King becomes highest grossing Broadway show
2017 - On Palm Sunday, two Christian Churches were bombed in Egypt by ISIS, killing 37 and injuring more than 100.
This Day in Music
1962 - Henry Mancini wins the Best Original Song Academy Award for Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany's
1970 - Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
1999 - Faith Hill starts her first headlining tour, This Kiss in Minneapolis (Below is This Kiss)
This Day in Sports
1941 - PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
1962 - JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
1965 – The Astrodome opens in Houston, Texas, and the first indoor baseball game is played. Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor home run
1966 - Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
1987 - For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game
1989 - Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in New York's 4-3 loss to Cleveland
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Without prior warning; unexpected or unannounced
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