April 1st celebrates April Fool’s Day and One Cent Day.
Today is the 92nd day of the year, and there are 274 days remaining in 2024.
Well here we’ve gathered the most and least important facts that happened on this day in history!
Did you know that on this day in 1976, Apple was launched? Now the largest publicly traded company in the US, the company had its humble beginnings in Steve Jobs’ garage.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 1st in history!
What memorable events happened on April 1 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Shenzhen became the first Chinese city to ban eating cats and dogs.
This decision was geared by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan began.
The US Air Force accidentally bombed the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
Schaffhausen lies on a small strip of land which is almost completely nestled within Germany’s borders, so when the US bombers’ navigation went slightly awry, they thought they were bombing Germany. 40 Swiss Civilians lost their lives that day. President Franklin D. Roosevelt personally wrote a letter of apology to the mayor of Schaffhausen, along with a gift of four million US dollars.
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43 years old
26 years old
Dec 28, 2016 (Age 84)
Hans Christian Andersen
Aug 4, 1875 (Age 70)
37 years old
Unfortunately, April 1st has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Marvin Gaye was an American singer born on April 2, 1939. He died on this day in 1984, at age 44 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Apr 1, 1984 (Age 44)
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most notable ones said on Apr 1st throughout history.
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.
American First Lady
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
National One Cent Day
One-cent pieces, otherwise known as pennies, are so important that people often say to count your pennies so your dollars look after themselves. One Cent Day celebrates the history of the humble penny. A great way to participate today is by counting your pennies and saving them!
It’s that time of the year again to get a little bit silly, as today is April Fool’s Day! Today is all about playing pranks and fooling people, with some religiously planning elaborate tricks for the uninitiated. Just remember to play your pranks early, as it’s hard to fool someone twice!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The original Star-Spangled Banner was sewn on a brewery floor in Baltimore, 1813, by Mary Pickersgill and her daughter.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on April Fool’s Day share the Aries zodiac sign.
Aries is represented by the ram and is the first sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between March 21st and April 19th falls into this astrological sign.
Those of you that were born in April have the Diamond birthstone. Diamonds are associated with benefits such as happier relationships, mental clarity, balance, and prosperity. Did you know that the Ancient Romans believed Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds?
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of July 9th in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on April 1, 2024, will likely be born around December 23, 2024.