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.
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)
- 1572In the Eighty Years’ War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
- 1873The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
- 1893The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
- 1937Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
- 1945World War II: Operation Iceberg – United States troops land on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.
- 1948Cold War: Berlin Airlift– Military forces, under direction of the Russian-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
- 1976Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S.
- 1976The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
- 1999Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1610Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
- 1873Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1943)
- 1885Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
- 1899Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
- 1927Amos Milburn, American pianist (d. 1980)
- 1932Debbie Reynolds, American actress
- 1934Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist
- 1946Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997)
- 1957Denise Nickerson, American actress
- 1978Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player
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