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Saturday April 1, 2017

April 1: Day of the Week

April 1, 2017 is the 91st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2017
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

April 1: This Day in History

April 1 is most notable in many countries for being April Fools’ Day.

April 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1833
    The Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, begins in San Felipe de Austin
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
  • 1924
    Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the “Beer Hall Putsch”. However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.
  • 1933
    English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
  • 1946
    Formation of the Malayan Union.
  • 1948
    Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
  • 1969
    The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
  • 1999
    Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • 2009
    Croatia and Albania join NATO.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1944
    Rusty Staub, American baseball player
  • 1947
    Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • 1967
    Phil Demmel, American musician
  • 1968
    Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
  • 1972
    Albert Hughes, American film director
  • 1973
    Christian Finnegan, American comedian
  • 1976
    David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
  • 1978
    Etan Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
  • 1984
    Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer

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