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Thursday April 1, 2021

April 1: Day of the Week

April 1, 2021 is the 91st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 527
    Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
  • 1789
    In New York City, the United States House of Representatives holds its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first House Speaker.
  • 1944
    Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
  • 1949
    The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1954
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
  • 2001
    Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
  • 2011
    After 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?

  • 1776
    Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)
  • 1915
    Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician (d. 1998)
  • 1939
    Rudolph Isley, American singer
  • 1940
    Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2011)
  • 1941
    Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricketer
  • 1955
    Terry Nichols, American mass murderer
  • 1981
    Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player
  • 1984
    Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
  • 1993
    Keito Okamoto, Japanese singer

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