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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.

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April 1: This Day in History

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

April 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1918
    The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
  • 1922
    Six Irish Catholic civilians are shot and beaten-to-death by a gang of policemen in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 1924
    The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in a series of anti-Semitic acts.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
  • 1959
    Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
  • 1973
    Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
  • 1976
    The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
  • 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?

  • 1883
    Lon Chaney, Sr., American actor (d. 1930)
  • 1893
    Cicely Courtneidge, English actress and comedian (d. 1980)
  • 1912
    Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (d. 2010)
  • 1915
    Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Don Hastings, American actor
  • 1936
    Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician (d. 1998)
  • 1946
    Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997)
  • 1957
    Denise Nickerson, American actress
  • 1963
    Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
  • 1979
    Ivano Balić, Croatian handballer

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