April 1 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Day Cyprus National Holiday
Investiture of the Captains Regent San Marino National Holiday
April Fool's Day Multiple [Show] Observance
National Poetry Month - Monthly
National One Cent Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology )
National Sourdough Bread Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Love Our Children Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Yom HaAliyah Israel Official Holiday, Business As Usual
National Handmade Day - Unofficial (Hobby & Creativity)
National Atheist Day - (Culture & History)

Historical Events on April 1

  • 1545: The city of Potosi, Bolivia is founded when large silver deposits are discovered to exist in the area.
  • 1625: A fleet of combined Portuguese and Spanish ships recapture Bahia from the Dutch during the Dutch-Portuguese War.
  • 1789: The first quorum is held by the U.S House of Representatives and Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania is elected as its first Speaker of the House.
  • 1826: A patent for his gas and/or vapor engine is granted to Samuel Morey.
  • 1833: In San Felipe de Austin, the Convention of 1833 begins. This purpose of this convention is so that settlers in Mexican Texas can draft a series of petitions aimed at the Mexican government.
  • 1854: In the magazine Household Words, the novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens begins its serialization run.
  • 1865: Union forces led by General Philip Sheridan defeat Confederate forces led by General George Pickett during the American Civil War.
  • 1873: In one of the worst marine disasters to occur during the Nineteenth century, the RMS Atlantic sinks off the coast of Nova Scotia. Over 540 people are killed in the disaster.
  • 1889: Colorado State Normal School is founded. It would later become the University of Northern Colorado.
  • 1891: In the city of Chicago in Illinois, the Wrigley Company is founded.
  • 1924: The Royal Canadian Air Force is officially organized.
  • 1924: Adolf Hitler receives a sentence of 5-years for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch. However, he would only end up spending 9-months in jail.

Famous Birthdays on April 1

  • French mathematician and physicist, Sophie Germain is born in 1776.
  • French actress Ève Lavallière is born in 1866.
  • American actor Wallace Beery is born in 1885.
  • American actress, singer and dancer, Debbie Reynolds is born in 1932.
  • American model and actress, Ali MacGraw is born in 1939.
  • American actress Annette O’Toole is born in 1952.
  • American actress Jane Adams is born in 1965.
  • American actress Annette O’Toole is born in 1952.
  • American actress Jane Adams is born in 1965.

Palm Sunday

Good Friday


Father’s Day

Summer Solstice

Eid al-Adha

Bastille Day