Monday, April 2, 2012

Fun Facts about April

April is the fourth month of the year and is one of four months with a length of 30 days. April starts on the same day of the week as July and ends on the same day of the week as December.

April's birthstone is the diamond the the birth flower is typically the Daisy or the Sweet Pea. Those born before April 21st are born under the zodiac sign, Aries, and those born April 21st and after are considered Taurus.

Holidays and Events

1st--April Fool's Day
2nd--National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
5th--Rubber Eraser Day
7th--Passover begins
8th--Easter Sunday
11th--Eight Track Tape Day
15th--Tax Day
17th--Cheese Ball Day
22nd--Earth Day
24th--Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day
26th--Pretzel Day

Last Friday in April--Arbor Day
Fourth Thursday in April--Take Our Sons and Daughters To Work Day

National Month for:

Jazz Appreciation
Pets Are Wonderful
STDs Education and Awareness (Goes hand in hand with the third one on this list.)

Famous Birthdays:

April 2--Hans Christian Anderson (1805) Danish author of many famous fairy tales.
April 3--Washington Irving (1783) American author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
April 4--Maya Angelou (1928) Poet
April 5--Booker T. Washington (1856) Educator, author and founder of Tuskegee University
April 8--Buddha
April 10--Joseph Pulitzer (1847) Publisher and creator of the journalism prize.
April 12--Tom Clancy (1947) Author of novels about war and intrigue.
April 13--Eudora Welty (1909) Author of short stories and novels about Mississippi life.
April 15--Leonardo daVinci (1452) Brilliant scientist and painter.
April 20--George Takei (1937) Played Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, and has a hilarious Facebook page.
April 21--Charlotte Bronte (1816) Author of "Jane Eyre."
April 22--Vladimir Nabakov (1899) Author of "Lolita."
April 23--William Shakespeare (1564) Writer of comedies, tragedies, and histories.
April 28--Terry Pratchett (1948) UK's best-selling author of the 90s.
                Harper Lee (1926) Author of "To Kill a Mockingbird."