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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1833The Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, begins in San Felipe de Austin
- 1873The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
- 1937Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
- 1944Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
- 1946Formation of the Malayan Union.
- 1969The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
- 1970President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971.
- 1973Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
- 1989Margaret Thatcher’s new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the “poll tax”), is introduced in Scotland.
- 2009Croatia and Albania join NATO.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1897Nita Naldi, American actress (d. 1961)
- 1926John Scott Martin, English actor (d. 2009)
- 1932Debbie Reynolds, American actress
- 1933Dan Flavin, American artist (d. 1996)
- 1939Phil Niekro, American baseball player
- 1943Carol White, British actress (d. 1991)
- 1971Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
- 1973Christian Finnegan, American comedian
- 1978Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player
- 1979Ivano Balić, Croatian handballer
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