April 1: Day of the Week
April 1, 2021 was the 91st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1293Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- 1789In New York City, the United States House of Representatives holds its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first House Speaker.
- 1924Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the “Beer Hall Putsch”. However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
- 1967The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
- 1969The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
- 1978The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
- 2001An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, People’s Republic of China and is detained.
- 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?
- 1932Gordon Jump, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1958D. Boon, American musician (d. 1985)
- 1969Dean Windass, English football player
- 1973Joe Francis, American adult video producer
- 1973Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
- 1978Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1978Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player
- 1979Ivano Balić, Croatian handballer
- 1980Dennis Kruppke, German footballer
- 1988Brook Lopez, American basketball player
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