Did you know …?
According to early Roman calendars, April was the second month of the year. The original name of the month was “Aprilis” which means to open (i.e. blossoming).
A diamond is the birthstone for the month of April.
The flower for April is the daisy or Sweet Pea.
April starts on the same day of the week as July in all years.
The birth of Christ was celebrated on April 1st until 350 AD, when Pope Julius I decided Christmas should be celebrated on December 25th.
Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon discovered Florida and landed at St. Auguststine on April 2, 1513. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the continential United States.
Congress adopted a flag with one star for each state and 13 stripes (one for each of the original colonies) on April 4, 1818.
First Olympics of the modern era was held on April 6, 1896.
Napolean Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Elba and abdicated as the emperor of the French on April 11, 1814.
Confederate troops opened fire on Ft. Sumter in South Carolina beginning the American Civil War on April 12, 1861.
The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775.
The Oklahoma land rush began with a single gunshot at noon at April 22, 1889.
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564.
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