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Wednesday April 1, 2020

April 1: Day of the Week

April 1, 2020 is the 92nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1871
    The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
  • 1936
    Orissa formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India.
  • 1937
    Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
  • 1941
    A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
  • 1948
    Cold War: Berlin Airlift– Military forces, under direction of the Russian-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.
  • 1973
    Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
  • 1976
    Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S.
  • 1978
    The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
  • 2006
    The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the “British FBI”, is created in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1880
    Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
  • 1885
    Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
  • 1887
    H. S. Lloyd, British dog breeder (d. 1963)
  • 1926
    Anne McCaffrey, American author (d. 2011)
  • 1934
    Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
  • 1936
    Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician (d. 1998)
  • 1965
    Mark Jackson, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
  • 1989
    David N'Gog, French footballer

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