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More Than Just April Showers

Sydney Swanson
April Showers brings more than sunflowers. It is full of interesting tidbits.

There are many interesting and mind-blowing facts, along with people who were born in April. 

10 Mind Blowing Facts:

1: April was the second month in an early Roman calendar, but became the fourth when the ancient Romans started using January as the first month.

2: April is named for the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.

3: The name for the month of April originally came for Aprilis which means to open.

4: Small animals that hibernate usually come out of their burrows in April. The birds fly back northward and settle down to have their families. 

5: The bees and butterflies begin to gather nectar from the first flowers of the season.

6: In some parts of the world, it is planting time, while in other parts, it is the harvest season.

7: April is Humor Month, so laugh it up!

8: The birthstone for April is the diamond.

9: The zodiac signs are Aries (March 21 – April 19) and Taurus (April 20-May 20).

10: The birth flowers for the month of April are the sweet pea and the daisy.

Six Historical Moments That Happened In April: 

1: America’s first astronauts were announced by NASA on April 9, 1959.

2: The first Webster Dictionary was copyrighted by Noah Webster on April 14, 1828.

3: The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

4: The Revolutionary War in America began on April 19, 1775.

5: The United States Library Of Congress was established April 24, 1800.

6: Our first President George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789.

Seven Special Days That Happened In April: 

1: The first day of April is April Fools Day when children and grown-ups play jokes on one another.

2: April 22 is Earth Day.

3: April 2 is Light It Up Blue for Autism Day and the whole month is Autism Awareness Month.

4: Arbor Day is a day for planting trees, and it is observed on various April days.

5: The Jewish festival of Pesach, or Passover, is celebrated early in April.

6: Easter is almost always in April, and with it comes other Christian celebrations such as Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.

7: April is also the month of the Thai New Year in Thailand and the Khmer New Year in Cambodia.

Famous Birthdays  in April:

Marvin Gaye, April 2, 1939

Jane Goodall, April 3, 1934

Jackie Chan, April 7, 1954

Dolores Huerta, April 10, 1930

Emma Watson, April 15, 1990

Leonardo Da Vinci, April 15, 1452

Charlie Chaplin, April 16, 1889

Jack Nicholson, April 22, 1937

William Shakespeare, April 23, 1564

Rachel Ballinger April 5, 1991 

Kelly Clarkson April 24, 1982 

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