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April's Calendar

April 1, 2017

National Humor Month

International Guitar Month

Keep America Beautiful Month

Lawn and Garden Month

National Poetry Month

National Pecan Month

National Welding Month

Records and Information Management Month

Stress Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Week 1 Library Week

Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.

Week 2 Garden Week

Week 3 Organize Your Files Week

Week 3 Medical Labs Week

Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week

Week 4 National Karaoke Week

1 April Fool's Day

1 International Fun at Work Day

1 International Tatting Day

1 Oliver Pollack invents the dollar sign $ (1778)

1 Dexter Mason Ferry and partners found Gardener, Ferry & Church Seed Company, now called Ferry-Morse, the oldest seed company in America (1856)  

1 Daytime soap opera General Hospital first airs on ABC (1963)

2 Children's Book Day

2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

2 Reconciliation Day

2 Congress passes the Coinage Act and the U.S. Mint is born. (1792)

2 William Magear "Boss" Tweed, a corrupt NYC politician, U.S. Senator, NY State Senator (1823)

3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision

3 Tweed Day

3 World Party Day

3 The Pony Express begins delivering the mail. (1860)

4 Hug a Newsman Day

4 Walk Around Things Day

4 School Librarian Day

4 Tell a Lie Day

4 World Rat Day

4 Susanna Medora Salter is the first woman to be elected mayor in the nation in Argonia, Kansas. (1887)

4 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated. (1968)

4 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is signed. (1949)

5 Go for Broke Day  

5 General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84. (1964)

6 National Tartan Day

6 Plan Your Epitaph Day

6 Sorry Charlie Day

6 Explorers Matthew A. Henson and Robert E. Perry are the first to reach the North Pole. (1909)

6 The first modern Olympic games opens in Athens, Greece (1896)

6 Twinkies hit the market. The first Twinkies were banana-filled.(1930)

7 Caramel Popcorn Day - Most likely created by a popcorn maker, or an Ecard company.

7 National Beer Day

7 .National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month

7 No Housework Day

7 World Health Day

7 The musical South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opens on Broadway. (1949)

7 The World Health Organization (WHO) is founded. (1948)

8 All is Ours Day

8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

8 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 714 home run record. (1974)

9 Name Yourself Day

9 Winston Churchill Day

9 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders  to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. (1865)

9 French explorer LaSalle reaches the Mississippi river (1691)

9 The U.S. Senate passes a law making Winston Churchill the first honorary U.S. citizen. (1963)

10 Golfer's Day 

10 National Siblings Day

10  The "unsinkable" RMS Titanic departs on it's maiden voyage from Southampton, England. (1912)

10 The first professional golf tournament was held. (1916)

10 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established on this date in 1866.

11 Eight Track Tape Day 11 Barbershop Quartet Day

11 National Submarine Day

11 The U.S. Submarine Force was officially established. (1900)

12 Big Wind Day

12 Russian Cosmonaut Day

12 By an Act of Congress, Puerto Rico becomes a U.S, territory. (1900)

12 Mount Washington Observatory records the highest surface wind ever measured, anywhere on earth--- 231 miles per hour!

12 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space. (1961).

13 Scrabble Day

14 Ex Spouse Day

14 International Moment of Laughter Day

14 Look up at the Sky Day 

14 National Pecan Day

14 Reach as High as You Can Day

14 President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. (1865)

15 Husband Appreciation Day - third Saturday in April

15 Rubber Eraser Day

15 Titanic Remembrance Day

15 The Titanic hits an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic ocean as sinks. (1912)

16 Easter Date varies

16 National Eggs Benedict Day

16 National Librarian Day

16 National Stress Awareness Day


17 Bat Appreciation Day

17 Blah, Blah, Blah Day

17 Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter

17 National Cheeseball Day   

17 Patriot's Day - third Monday of the month 

17 Pet Owners Independence Day


18 International Juggler's Day 

18 Newspaper Columnists Day

19 National Garlic Day
18 Paul Revere makes his famous ride from Charleston to Lexington, Ma.(1775)
18 The Great San Francisco earthquake hits, killing 700 people. (1906)


19 The Revolutionary War begins. (1775)

19 After a 51 day siege in Waco, Texas, the Branch Davidian compound goes up in flames, killing the cult members (1993)

19 Timothy McVeigh bombs the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people,and injuring hundreds more. (1995)


20 Look Alike Day

20 National High Five Day third Thursday

20 Volunteer Recognition Day

20 Two teenage boys go on a shooting rampage in Columbine High school in Littleton, Colorado. One teacher and 12 students are killed. (1999)


21 Kindergarten Day


22 Girl Scout Leader Day

22 National Jelly Bean Day


23 Lover's Day

23 National Zucchini Bread Day - they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.

23 Take a Chance Day

23 World Laboratory Day


24 Pig in a Blanket Day


25 East meets West Day

25 World Penguin Day 

25 Delegates from 45 countries meet in San Fransisco to organize the United Nations. (1945) 


26 Administrative Professionals Day (Executive Admin's Day, Secretary's Day) -  date varies

26 Hug an Australian Day

26 National Pretzel Day

26 Richter Scale Day


27 Babe Ruth Day

27 National Prime Rib Day

27 Take Your Daughter to Work 4th Thursday

27 Tell a Story Day

27 Senior citizens take note, the first Social Security checks were distributed on this day in 1937.


28 Arbor Day  -last Friday of month

28 International Astronomy Day

28 Great Poetry Reading Day

28 Kiss Your Mate Day - guys, do not forget this one. Kiss her, then read her some poetry.


29 Greenery Day

29 National Shrimp Scampi Day

29 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken, N.J. patents the zipper. (1913)


30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day

30 National Honesty Day

30  The Vietnam War ends with the fall of Saigon (later renamed Ho Chi Minh City) (1975)


30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day

30 National Honesty Day

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