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.
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)
- 1871The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
- 1936Orissa formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India.
- 1937Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
- 1941A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
- 1948Cold War: Berlin Airlift– Military forces, under direction of the Russian-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.
- 1973Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
- 1976Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S.
- 1978The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
- 1997Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
- 2006The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the “British FBI”, is created in the United Kingdom.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1880Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
- 1885Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
- 1887H. S. Lloyd, British dog breeder (d. 1963)
- 1926Anne McCaffrey, American author (d. 2011)
- 1934Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- 1935Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
- 1936Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician (d. 1998)
- 1965Mark Jackson, American basketball player
- 1977Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
- 1989David N'Gog, French footballer
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