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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1854
    Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens’ magazine, Household Words.
  • 1871
    The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
  • 1873
    The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
  • 1944
    Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
  • 1946
    Aleutian Island earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159, mostly in Hilo.
  • 1979
    Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
  • 2001
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first country to allow it.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1815
    Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (d. 1898)
  • 1854
    Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
  • 1898
    William James Sidis, American mathematician and child prodigy (d. 1944)
  • 1901
    Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1929
    Jane Powell, American dancer, actress, and singer
  • 1958
    D. Boon, American musician (d. 1985)
  • 1973
    Joe Francis, American adult video producer
  • 1982
    Taran Killam, American comedian and actor
  • 1983
    Sergey Lazarev, Russian singer
  • 1986
    Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater

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