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April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. Jump to: navigation, search April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In music, see: Perfect fourth Augmented fourth or tritone The subdominant, and the chord built on the subdominant, is often simply called the fourth as it is the fourth scale degree. ... In Egyptian mythology, Month is an alternate spelling for Menthu. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Gregorian calendar is the calendar that is used nowadays nearly everywhere in the world. ... See also Day (language) A day (symbol: d) is a unit of time. ...


April begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Aries and ends in the sign of Taurus. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Pisces and ends in the constellation of Aries. Aries ( , Latin for Ram) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... TAURUS is credit transfer agrrement system for SUNY Colleges ... Pisces ( , Latin for fish (plural)) is a zodiac constellation which lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. ... Aries ( , Latin for Ram) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ...


The name is derived from the Latin aprilis, either from the Latin word aperire which means "to open", probably referring to the "opening of the light in the days, and of the life of the leaves, and of the voices of the birds, and of the hearts of men", or from the Etruscan name Apru for Aphrodite. Jump to: navigation, search Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Etruscan was a language spoken and written in the ancient region of Etruria (current Tuscany) and in what is now Lombardy (where the Etruscans were displaced by Gauls), in Italy. ... Jump to: navigation, search Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty. ...


April was originally the second month of the Roman calendar and had 29 days. Julius Caesar's calendar reform in 45 BCE resulted in April having 30 days and becoming the fourth month, as the year now began in January. The Roman calendar changed its form several times in the time between the foundation of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire. ... Jump to: navigation, search Painting of Gaius Julius Caesar Bust of Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar (Classical Latin: IMP·C·IVLIVS·CAESAR·DIVVS¹) (b. ... The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC, taking force in 45 BC or 709 ab urbe condita. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC - 40s BC - 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC 0s BC 0s Years: 50 BC 49 BC 48 BC 47 BC 46 BC 45 BC 44 BC 43 BC 42 BC... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...

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April in poetry

Poets often identify April with the end of winter, but they don't necessarily agree on what that means:

  • Adage:
April showers bring May flowers
Whan that April with his showres soote (that is, sweet)
The droughte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veine in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flowr; (ll. 1-4)
Modernized for The Norton Anthology of English Literature
April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
Is nothing,
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
April
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

Jump to: navigation, search Canterbury Tales Woodcut 1484 The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). ... Jump to: navigation, search Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902 Geoffrey Chaucer (c. ... Jump to: navigation, search T.S. Eliot (by E.O. Hoppe, 1919) Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born poet, dramatist, and literary critic, whose works like The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land and Four Quartets, are considered major... T. S. Eliot (by E. O. Hoppe, 1919) The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line poem by T. S. Eliot. ... Edna St. ...

The Tragic Month of April

April also is noticeable for its close connection with warfare. An unusually large number of wars have started or ended in Aprils, and many military leaders (ex. Hitler) have been born in April. Just a few wars that started/ended in April are:

  • American Revolution Started (Paul Revere's Ride: April 18-19 1775)
  • American Civil War (Started April 1861, Ended April 1865, thus "Across 5 Aprils")
  • The Rwandan Genocide began in April 1994
  • The Bosnian War began in the first days April 1992
  • World War II (Germany Surrenders in April, 1945)

Other Tragedies that have occurred in the month of April include Jump to: navigation, search The skulls of victims show gashes and signs of violence The Rwandan Genocide was the slaughter of an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus by a group of Hutu extremists known as Interahamwe during a period of 100 days in 1994. ...

  • President Abraham Lincoln's Assassination (April 14,1865)
  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (April 18, 1906)
  • The sinking of the RMS Titanic (April 14-15,1912)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated (April 4,1968)
  • Super Tornado Outbreak (April 3-4,1974)
  • Chernobyl nuclear accident (April 26,1986)
  • The bloody end to the Branch Dividan siege in Waco, Texas (April 19,1993)
  • The Oklahoma City Bombing (April 19, 1995)
  • Columbine High School shooting (April 20,1999)
  • Death of Pope John Paul II (April 2, 2005)
  • The first use of poison gas at the second battle of Ypres in April 1915

Jump to: navigation, search Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... The New York Herald reports the disaster. ...

Trivia

// Flower Anatomy Flowering plants are heterosporangiate (producing two types of reproductive spores) and the pollen (male spores) and ovules (female spores) are produced in different organs, but these are together in a bisporangiate strobilus that is the typical flower. ... Daisy is the common name of several different genera and species in the flowering plants family Asteraceae: Common Daisy Bellis species, particularly Bellis perennis. ... Binomial name Lathyrus odoratus Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant of the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (the legumes). ... A birthstone is a gemstone or other semi-precious stone which is associated with a month of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search A scattering of round-brilliant cut diamonds shows off the many reflecting facets. ...

April Events

Monthlong events in April

  • Chocolate Eaters Month
  • Grass Month
  • Pets Are Wonderful Month
  • Uh-huh Month
  • Cancer Control Month
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Freedom Shrine Month
  • International Guitar Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Mathematics Education Month
  • Multicultural Communication Month
  • National Anxiety Month
  • National Garden Month
  • National Home Improvement Month
  • National Humor Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month
  • National Welding Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • Philatelic Societies Month
  • VD Awareness Month
  • National Food Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Holy Humor Month
  • International Amateur Radio Month
  • International Twit Award Month
  • Month of the Young Child
  • National Florida Tomato Month
  • National Knuckles Down Month
  • National Sexually Transmitted Diseases Education and Awareness Month
  • National Woodworking Month
  • Sea Cadet Month
  • Thai Heritage Month
  • Sports Eye Safety Month
  • Community Services Month (California)
  • Listening Awareness Month
  • Autism Awareness Month

Weeklong events in April


1st Week in April

  • Medic Alert Week
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Publicity Stunt Week
  • National Birthparents Week
  • Week of the Young Child
  • Straw Hat Week
  • National Bake Week (begins 1st Mon)
  • Consider Christianity Week
  • National Reading a Road Map Week


2nd Week in April

  • Be Kind to Animals Week
  • Masters Golf Tournament
  • National Medical Laboratory Week
  • Private Property Week (10th-16th)
  • National Library Week
  • Harmony Week
  • National Garden Week
  • TV Turn-Off Week
  • National Guitar Week
  • National Building Safety Week
  • National Home Safety Week


3rd Week in April

  • National Police Week
  • Boys and Girls Club Week
  • National Coin Week
  • Bike Safety Week
  • National Bubblegum Week
  • Pan American Week
  • National Week of the Ocean
  • National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
  • National Volunteer Week
  • National Adult Films Week

Last Week in April

  • Forest Week
  • National Lingerie Week
  • Canada-US Goodwill Week
  • Big Brothers/Sisters Appreciation Week
  • Consumer Protection Week
  • National TV-Free Week
  • Jewish Heritage Week
  • Keep America Beautiful Week
  • National YMCA Week
  • Professional Secretaries Week
  • Intergenerational Week
  • Reading Is Fun Week
  • Egg Salad Week
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (begins Last Mon)


A Week in April

  • Astronomy Week (determined by 1st Quarter Moon)

April Movable Daily Holidays

1st Sunday

  • Set-Your Clock-Forward-Day
  • Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States; turn your clock ahead at 2:00 a.m.
  • Budoha Day (Hawaii)
  • Vesak (Buddha's Birthday)

1st Saturday

  • Saturday Market Day (Oregon)

1st Saturday before 5th

  • Tax Saturday (UK)

1st Thursday

  • Glarus Festival (Switzerland)

1st Friday

  • Student Government Day (Massachusetts)

Friday after 1st

  • Arbor Day (Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Mohave, Yavapai; Arizona)

2nd Friday

  • Audubon Day

3rd Sunday & Monday

  • Sechselauten (Six Ringing Festival; Switzerland)

3rd Monday

  • Patriot's Day (Maine, Massachusetts)
  • Boston Marathon

Thursday between 19th & 26th

  • First Day of Summer (Iceland)

Saturday nearest St. George's Day (23rd)

  • Peppercorn Day (Bermuda)

Monday nearest Feast Day of St. George (23rd)

  • St. George's Day (Newfoundland)

Sunday after 1st full moon after vernal equinox following Passover

  • Lambri (Bright Day; Greece)

3rd Monday

  • Patriots' Day (Maine, Massachusetts)

4th Monday

  • Fast Day (New Hampshire)

4th Thursday

  • Take Our Daughters to Work Day

4th Weekend

  • Just Pray No weekend

Last Monday

  • Confederate Memorial Day (Alabama, Mississippi)

Last Friday

  • Arbor Day
  • Bird Day

Wednesday of Last Full Week

  • Professional Secretaries Day

April Indeterminate Holidays

Full Moon Day of 6th Buddhist month (@ Apr/May)

  • Vesak

Sun enters Aries

  • Solar New Year (Southeast Asia)
  • aka Thingyan (Burma)
  • aka Songkran (Thailand)

10th through 15th Day of 2nd lunar month

  • Paro Tsechu (Bhutan)

During planting season (@ Apr/May)

  • Tyi Wara (Mali)

Early April to late July (every 4 years)

  • Summer Olympics begin

Late April or May

  • Alp Aufzug (Switzerland)

Before 1st rainfall (@ Apr/May)

  • Bobo Masquerade (Burkina Faso)

Sometime in April

  • World Championship Cow Chip Throwing Contest
  • Palm Sunday - Christian
  • Palm Sunday - Armenian Christian
  • Good Friday - Christian
  • Easter - Christian
  • Pesach (Passover) - Jewish

See also

  • Historical anniversaries
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April Climate Information - National Weather Service Forecast Office - WFO, Austin/San Antonio, Texas (1025 words)
On April 28, 1954 an F3 and F4 Tornado struck in Bexar County, with 3 fatalities and 20 injured.
The coldest lows for April at Austin are as follows: Austin Mueller/Mabry 30 April 1, 1926; and Austin Bergstrom 31 on April 13, 1980 and April 17, 1999.
April 1st, 2005 turned out a windy day in wake of a strong cold front that brought some chilly morning lows in the 30s the 2nd and 3rd.
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