April Unique Holidays and Famous Birthdays

Unique and Fun Holidays

April 1

April Fool's Day

Fun at Work Day

April 2

Walk to Work Day

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3

Wear Tweed Day

Have Fun at Work Day

April 4

Be Nice to the School Librarian Day

Walk around Things Day

April 5

Go for Broke Day

Tell a Lie Day - but only one

April 6

National Love Your Children Day

Sorry Charlie Day

April 7

World Health Day

No Housework Day

April 8

Bird Picture Day

All Is Ours Day

April 9

Winston Churchill Day

Name Yourself Day

April 10

Golfer's Day

National Siblings Day

April 11

Submarine Day - I think it's the kind that you find in the water

Barbershop Quartet Day

April 12

Look Up At the Sky Day

Big Wind Day

 

April 13

Scrabble Day

Blame Someone Else Day

April 14

National Pecan Day

Reach As High As You Can Day

April 15

Rubber Eraser Day

Remember the Titanic Day

April 16

National Stress Awareness Day

National Eggs Benedict Day

April 17

Pet Owners Independence Day

National Cheeseball Day

April 18

Newpaper Columnists Day

International Jugglers Day

April 19

National Garlic Day

Patriot's Day

April 20

Volunteer Appreciation Day - let's hear it for all those wonderful volunteers out there!

Look Alike Day

April 21

National Husband Appreciation Day

Kindergarten Day

April 22

National Jelly Bean Day

Girl Scout Leader Day

April 23

Take a Chance Day

National Zucchini Bread Day

April 24

Pigs in a Blanket Day

Astronomy Day

April 25

National Dance Day

World Penguin Day

April 26

National Pretzel Day

Hug an Australian Day

April 27

Tell a Story Day

National Prime Rib Day

April 28

Kiss Your Mate Day

Great Poetry Reading Day

April 29

National Shrimp Scampi Day

Greenery Day

April 30

National Honesty Day

Hairstyle Appreciation Day

 

 

Famous April Birthdays

 April 1

Lon Chaney - Actor

Ali MacGraw - Actress

April 2

Hans Christian Anderson - Author

Marvin Gaye - Musical Artist

April 3

Doris Day - Actress

Eddie Murphy - comic/actor

April 4

Maya Angelou - poet/actress

Heath Ledger - Actor

April 5

Booker T. Washington - educator/activist

Gregory Peck - actor

April 6

Merle Haggard - Musical Artist

Marilu Henner - actress

April 7

Billie Holiday - singer

Francis Ford Coppola - director

April 8

Betty Ford - First Lady

Patricia Arquette - actress

April 9

Ward Bond - actor

Hugh Hefner - businessman

April 10

Joseph Pulitzer - journalist

Steven Seagal - actor

April 11

Oleg Cassini - businessman

Joel Grey - actor

April 12

Tiny Tim - performer

Vince Gill - musical artist

April 13

Thomas Jefferson - U.S. President

Tony Dow - actor

April 14

Rod Steiger - actor

Loretta Lynn - musical artist

April 15

Roy Clark - musical artist

Samantha Fox - musical artist

April 16

Charlie Chaplin - actor/director

Peter Ustinov - actor

April 17

Harry Reasoner - newscaster

Posh Spice - musical artist

April 18

Hayley Mills - actress

Conan O'Brien - talk show host

April 19

Lucretia Garfield - First Lady

Eliot Ness - law enforcement

April 20

Colin Powell - military leader

Luther Vandross - musical artist

April 21

Charlotte Bronte - writer

Queen Elizabeth II - royalty

April 22

Aaron Spelling - tv producer

Peter Frampton - musical artist

April 23

James Buchanan - U.S. President

Shirley Temple - actress

April 24

Robert Penn Warren - poet/author

Barbra Streisand - musical artist

April 25

Guglielmo Marconi - scientist

Ella Fitzgerald - singer

April 26

Carol Burnett - comic/actress

Duane Eddy - musical artist

April 27

Ulysses S. Grant - U.S. President

Sheena Easton - musical artist

April 28

James Monroe - U.S. President

Elizabeth Schumacher - resistance fighter

April 29

William Randolph Hearst - publisher

Dale Earnhardt - racecar driver

April 30

Cloris Leachman - actress

Willie Nelson - musical artist

A few little tidbits about April

 April is a very busy month.  Animals are starting to come out of hibernation and flowers are beginning to poke through the ground.  It is the prime month to begin planting that garden you're always talking about.  And of course, we can't forget about the spring cleaning.

There are many special days celebrated during this month beginning with April 1st that fun day when children and grown-ups alike play tricks on each other.  We also celebrate Arbor Day during this month.  What better month is there for a day set aside especially to plant trees.  Easter and Passover are both usually celebrated during this month. So, as I said it is a very busy month.

Besides the holidays we also have a few important events that began and ended in April.  The evolutionary War began on the 19th day in April in 1775 in Massachusetts.  And the Viet Nam War ended when South Vietnam surrendered on April 30, 1975.

So enjoy each day to the fullest while you are running around doing all that you need to do during this month that gives us fresh flowers and special days.  Oh, and don't forget to tune up that lawn mower.  This is also the month many of us begin once again to mow our lawns.

Soft Pretzel
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Soft Pretzel Recipe

In honor of Pretzel Day, April 26, I have included a delicious, easy soft pretzel recipe that I found online.

Ingredients:

4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 tablespoon honey

1 ¼ cups warm water

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

4 cups hot water

½ cup baking soda

Pretzel salt, to taste

Directions:

1) In a small bowl, combine yeast, honey, and water; dissolve 10 minutes, until foamy.


2) Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; add yeast mixture and oil. Knead dough until smooth and thick, about 8 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise 1 hour in a warm place.


3) Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.


4) Combine hot water and baking soda in a very large bowl; set aside.


5) Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a long, thin rope and twist into a pretzel; transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.


6) Dip each shaped pretzel into hot baking soda mixture, shaking off excess liquid. Replace on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle pretzels with pretzel salt to taste.


7) Bake until pretzels are puffed and golden, 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on sheet; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


This wonderful recipe came from: http://www.pretzelsrecipe.com/jumbo-soft-baked-pretzels.html

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