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Saturday April 1, 2017

April 1: Day of the Week

April 1, 2017 was the 91st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1293
    Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
  • 1867
    Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
  • 1937
    Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
  • 1949
    The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1949
    The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
  • 1974
    In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
  • 1979
    Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
  • 2001
    Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1915
    Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Debbie Reynolds, American actress
  • 1934
    Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1939
    Ali MacGraw, American actress
  • 1947
    Robin Scott, English singer
  • 1950
    Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (d. 2010)
  • 1961
    Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and Britain’s Got Talent contestant
  • 1963
    Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
  • 1973
    Christian Finnegan, American comedian
  • 1976
    Clarence Seedorf, Dutch footballer

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