April 1: Day of the Week
April 1, 2022 was the 91st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1873The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
- 1893The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
- 1918The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
- 1924Adolf 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.
- 1924The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
- 1933The 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.
- 1941A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
- 1957The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama.
- 1960The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
- 1992Start of the Bosnian war.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1220Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
- 1776Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)
- 1865Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)
- 1911Fauja Singh, Indian athlete
- 1924Brendan Byrne, American politician
- 1927Peter Cundall, Australian horticulturist
- 1965Tomas Alfredson, Swedish film director
- 1967Phil Demmel, American musician
- 1969Dean Windass, English football player
- 1973Christian Finnegan, American comedian
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