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)
- 286Emperor 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.
- 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.
- 1887Mumbai Fire Brigade is established.
- 1918The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
- 1924The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
- 1933The 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.
- 1959Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
- 1967The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
- 1992Start of the Bosnian war.
- 2011After 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?
- 1815Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (d. 1898)
- 1921Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
- 1955Terry Nichols, American mass murderer
- 1968Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
- 1971Method Man, American rapper
- 1978Anamaria Marinca, Romanian actress
- 1978Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (d. 2009)
- 1980Dennis Kruppke, German footballer
- 1983John Axford, Canadian baseball pitcher
- 1987Li Ting, Chinese diver
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