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Wednesday April 1, 2020

April 1: Day of the Week

April 1, 2020 was the 92nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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

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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)

  • 286
    Emperor Diocletian elevates his general Maximian to co-emperor with the rank of Augustus and gives him control over the Western regions of the Roman Empire.
  • 1572
    In the Eighty Years’ War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
  • 1887
    Mumbai Fire Brigade is established.
  • 1918
    The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
  • 1924
    The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
  • 1967
    The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • 1992
    Start of the Bosnian war.
  • 2011
    After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1815
    Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (d. 1898)
  • 1921
    Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
  • 1955
    Terry Nichols, American mass murderer
  • 1968
    Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
  • 1971
    Method Man, American rapper
  • 1978
    Anamaria Marinca, Romanian actress
  • 1978
    Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (d. 2009)
  • 1980
    Dennis Kruppke, German footballer
  • 1983
    John Axford, Canadian baseball pitcher
  • 1987
    Li Ting, Chinese diver

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