April 1, 2023 was the 91st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
April 1: This Day in History
April 1 is most notable in many countries for being April Fools’ Day.
April 1 Historical Event(s)
Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
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.
American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
Who were born on April 1?
Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
Memos Makris, Greek sculptor (d. 1993)
John Scott Martin, English actor (d. 2009)
Jane Powell, American dancer, actress, and singer
Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
Jessica Collins, American actress
Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
Jon Gosselin, American TV personality
Etan Thomas, American basketball player
Vietoris Krisztián, German racing driver
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