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Saturday April 1, 2017

April 1: Day of the Week

April 1, 2017 was the 91st day of the year 2017 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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2017
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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)

  • 286
    Emperor 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.
  • 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.
  • 1867
    Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
  • 1873
    The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
  • 1933
    English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
  • 1944
    Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
  • 1960
    The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
  • 1967
    The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • 1976
    Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
  • 2001
    Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.

Who were born on April 1?

  • 1899
    Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
  • 1920
    Toshirō Mifune, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
  • 1940
    Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2011)
  • 1945
    John Barbata, American drummer
  • 1946
    Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997)
  • 1949
    Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1970
    Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
  • 1971
    Jessica Collins, American actress
  • 1980
    Bijou Phillips, American actress
  • 1987
    Oliver Turvey, British racing driver

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