Month Long Holidays & Events


Daily Holidays & Events
1
April Fool's Day
Cigarette Ads Banned from Radio & TV (1970)
Apple Computer Founded (1976)

2
International Children's Book Day
Ponce de Leon Landed in Fla. (1513)
Philadelphia Mint Authorized (1792)
Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday (1805)

3
First Pony Express Service (1860)
Jane Goodall's Birthday (1934)

4
Martin L. King Jr. Assassinated (1968)  

5
Pocahontas Married John Rolfe (1614)
Booker T. Washington's Birthday (1856)
Helen Keller First Learned Sign Language (1887)

6
First Modern Olympics (1896)
North Pole First Reached (1909)

7
U.N. World Health Day
Oleo margarine Patented (1873)

8
Passover Begins at Sundown
17th Amendment Ratified (1913)
Pablo Picasso Died (1973)

9
National D.A.R.E. Day USA
Civil War Ended (1865)
First Full-Colour Film Shown (1914)

10
Encourage a Young Writer Day
Joseph Pulitzer's Birthday (1847)

11
1968 Civil Rights Act Signed (1968)
Persian Gulf War Cease-Fire (1991)
Dandelion Day

12
Easter
Civil War Began (1861)
First Man in Space (1961)

Apr. 12-19 -
National Library Week

13
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (1743)

14
Moment of Laughter Day
Webster's First Dictionary Copyrighted (1828)
Abraham Lincoln Assassinated (1865)
The Titanic Hit Iceberg (1912)
Pan American Day

15
Jackie Robinson Day
Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday (1452)
First McDonald's Opens (1955)

16
Wilbur Wright's Birthday (1867)

17
Ben Franklin Died (1790)
Daffy Duck Debuted (1937)
Ford Mustang Debuted (1964)

18
Paul Revere Day
San Francisco Earthquake Killed 500 (1906)
First Game Played in Yankee Stadium (1923)

19
American Revolution Began (1775)
First Boston Marathon (1897)

Apr. 19-26 - Nat Volunteer Week

20
First Game Played at Fenway Park (1912)
Columbine High School Shooting Killed 15 (1999)
National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

Apr. 20-27 - National Playground
Safety Week
TV-Turnoff Week

21
Astronomy Day
Kindergarten Day
City of Rome Founded (753 BC)

22
Earth Day
National Jelly Bean Day
First Earth Day Observed (1970)

23
World Book & Copyright Day
Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day
Shakespeare's Birthday (1564)

24
Library of Congress Established (1800)
Mailbox Inventor Born (1815)
Spain Declared War on U.S. (1898)

25
First Use of Name "
America" (1507)
First License Plates Required (1901)
Ella Fitzgerald's Birthday (1917)
Cuckoo Day

26
John Wilkes Booth Killed (1865)
Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Disaster (1986)

27
U.S. Steamship Explosion Killed 1,400 (1865)
Coretta Scott King's Birthday Widow of MLK (1927)
Administrative Professionals Day
Freedom Day South Africa

28
Arbour Day

29
Zipper Patented (1842)

30
Vietnam War Ended (1975)
Cyclone Killed 131,000 in Bangladesh (1991)
National Honesty Day (USA)
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