Important Dates: April 2014


1st       April Fool’s Day

2nd      International Children’s Book Day  Link

2nd      World Autism Awareness Day (Onesie Wednesday)  Link

4th      International Carrot Day  Link

6th      160th Boat Race    Link

5th      International Pillow Fight Day  Link

7th      World Health Day  Link

13th     London Marathon  Link

16th     World Voice Day  Link

21st     Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

22nd    Earth Day  Link

23rd     World Book Night  Link

25th     World Malaria Day  Link

25th     Undiagnosed Children’s Day  Link

26th     International Marconi Day  Link

27th     Drive It Day   Link

29th     International Dance Day  Link




5th-20th Edinburgh International Science Festival  Link

7th-13th Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week  Link

7th-13th Parkinson’s Awareness Week  Link

10th-16th        World Homeopathy Awareness Week  Link

14th-20th        National Gardening Week  Link

28th-3rd May    National Stop Snoring Week  Link

28th-4th May    Allergy Awareness Week  Link

28th-4th May    MS Awareness Week  Link

29th-3rd May    Save the Children Week  Link




Bowel Cancer Awareness Month  Link

Jazz Appreciation Month  Link

National Pet Month  Link




April Religious Dates

8th      Swaminarayan Jayanti (Hindu)

13th     Palm Sunday (Christian)

13th     Vaisakhi (Sikh)

14th     Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar) (Sikh)

14th     Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi calendar) (Sikh)

14th     Fast of the Firstborn (Jewish)

15th     Passover – first day (Jewish)

15th     Theravda New Year (Buddhist)

17th     Maundy Thursday (Christian)

18th     Good Friday (Christian)

18th     Birthday of Guru Tegh (Nanakshahi calendar) (Sikh)

18th     Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar) (Sikh)

20th     Easter Sunday (Christian)

21st     Ridvan – 1st day (Bahai)

21st     Anniversary of Haile Selassie’s visit to Jamaica (Rastafari)

21st     Easter Monday (Christian)

23rd     Passover – final day (Jewish)

23rd     St George’s Day (Christian)

27th     Yom Hashoah (Jewish)

29th     Ridvan – 9th day (Bahai)



April National Days

1st           Iran

1st       Assyria

4th      Senegal

17th     Syria

18th     Zimbabwe

23rd     England

25th     Anzac Day

26th     Tanzania

27th     Sierra Leone

27th     South Africa

30th     Netherlands


This Day in History

1st       First Aldermaston march for nuclear disarmament (1958)

2nd      Argentina invades the Faulklands (1982)

3rd      Robert Walpole becomes first British Prime Minister (1721)

3rd      Haile Selassie becomes Emperor of Ethiopia (1930)

4th      NATO founded (1949)

4th      Martin Luther King shot (1968)

4th      Microsoft founded (1975)

4th      Civil war starts in Cyprus between Greek and Turkish (1964)

4th      First cats eyes laid on road near Bradford (1934)

5th      First launch of NASA Challenger (1982)

6th      First Modern Olympics in Athens (1896)

7th      WHO – World Health Organisation founded (1948)

9th      Prince Charles married Camilla (2005)

9th      American Civil War brought to close (1865)

9th      Captain Cook discovers Australia (1770)

12th     Union Flag created (1606)

12th     Russian Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space (1961)

13th     Sidney Poitier the first black actor to win an Oscar (1964)

13th     Formation of Royal Flying Core (1912)

13th     John Dryden becomes first Poet Laureate (1668)

14th     Abraham Lincoln shot (1865)

14th     Spain becomes a republic (1931)

15th     Titanic sinks (1912)

15th     British liberate Belsen (1945)

15th     Hillsborough disaster (1989)

16th     Battle of Culloden (1746)

17th     London bomb blast (1999)

18th     Eire becomes a republic (1949)

23rd     Shakespeare’s birthday (1564) He died on this day in 1616.

26th     Explosion at Chernobyl nuclear reactor (1986)

26th     First US rocket lands on moon (1962)

30th     Official end of Vietnamese War (1975)

30th     Adolf Hitler commits suicide (1945)


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Mike Hutchins is the founder of Good Morning Children, an on-line company that provides engaging and mentally stimulating resources for primary school children of all ages. Mike started Good Morning Children in 2006 with the aim of the company being to help children develop key thinking and reasoning skills. His qualifications include B.Sc (Engineering) and a PGCE in primary education.

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