April 1: Day of the Week
April 1, 2019 was the 91st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1293Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- 1871The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
- 1873The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
- 1887Mumbai Fire Brigade is established.
- 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.
- 1933English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
- 1937Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
- 1948Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
- 1997Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1856Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
- 1911Fauja Singh, Indian athlete
- 1934Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- 1939Phil Niekro, American baseball player
- 1963Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
- 1969Fadl Shaker, Lebanese singer
- 1981Hannah Spearritt, British singer and actor
- 1983John Axford, Canadian baseball pitcher
- 1983Tamati Ellison, New Zealand rugby player
- 1993Keito Okamoto, Japanese singer
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