ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

April Unique Holidays and Famous Birthdays

Updated on December 8, 2013

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
Soft Pretzel | Source

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

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)