Trivia Facts About April
Interesting historical, religious and general facts about the month of April.
Trivia Facts about the Month of April
Most people know the month of April has 30 days and is the 4th month in our calendar year. Many believe it was named after the ancient Greek Goddess Aphrodite. And many religious holidays are celebrated in April: the Christian holiday of Easter usually falls in April, the Jewish holiday of Pescah (Passover) is celebrated in April, April 21 is the first day of Rivdan in the Bahai faith and April 21 is Grounation Day for the Rastafari believers.
Some will know the flower of April is the daisy (or sweet pea) and the diamond is the gemstone for the month.
And most people all know that April 1st is April Fools Day.
Here are some interesting historical trivia facts about April you may not know.
1. It was the second month in the Roman calendar and they called is Aprilis.
2. The American Revolutionary War began on April 19, 1775.
3. On April 3rd 1860 the Pony Express began.
4. On April 9th in the year 1865 General Robert E. Lee commander of the Confederate Army surrendered to U.S. Grant and the official end of the American Civil War took place.
5. On April 30th, television first publicly broadcast, from the Empire State Building, 1939.
Here are some interesting trivia facts about April.
- April 1969 saw the Concorde’s maiden flight.
- 15th April 1912 R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank.
- April is national Poetry month in the United States.
- World Health Day is recognized on April 7th.
- Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd.
- On April 14th 2002, Tiger Woods won his 3rd Masters Gold Tournament.