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1

April Fool's Day

Canada's First Lighthouse Lit (1733)

RCAF Founded (1924)

Nunavut Separated from Northwest Territories (1999)

2

International Children's Book Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Author Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday (1805)

CN Tower Completed (1975)

3

Passover Begins at Sundown

Scientist Jane Goodall's Birthday (1934)

4

NATO Created (1949)

Martin L. King Jr. Assassinated (1968)

5

Easter

Helen Keller First Learned Sign Language (1887)

Ripple Rock Explosion (1958)

6

Tartan Day

First Modern Olympics (1896)

North Pole First Reached (1909)

7

U.N. World Health Day

Journalist Thomas D'Arcy McGee Killed (1868)

Singer Billie Holiday's Birthday (1915)

8

Actress Mary Pickford's Birthday (1892)

9

Name Yourself Day

Vimy Ridge Day

First Full-Color Film Shown (1914)

10

Encourage a Young Writer Day

Publisher Joseph Pulitzer's Birthday (1847)

Conservationist Jack Miner's Birthday (1865)

11

Treaty of Utrecht Signed (1713)

Einstein Revealed Theory of Relativity (1905)

12

International Day of Human Space Flight

First Man in Space (1961)

Terry Fox Began Marathon of Hope (1980)

13

RCMP Unofficial Slogan Coined (1877)

Oxygen Tank Burst on Apollo 13 (1970)

14

Moment of Laughter Day

Webster's First Dictionary Copyrighted (1828)

The Titanic Hit Iceberg (1912)

15

Holocaust Remembrance Day Begins at Sundown

Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday (1452)

Bergen-Belsen Liberated (1945)

First National Lotto Winners (1974)

16

Inventor Wilbur Wright's Birthday (1867)

Hockey Player Wayne Gretzky Retired (1999)

17

National Equality Day

Daffy Duck Debuted (1937)

Constitution Act Signed (1982)

18

International Jugglers Day

Jackie Robinson Makes Professional Baseball Debut (1946)

19

American Revolution Began (1775)

Great Toronto Fire (1904)

20

Big Ben's Birthday (1976)

Columbine High School Shooting Killed 15 (1999)

21

City of Rome Founded (753 BC)

Kindergarten Day

QE II's Birthday (1926)

22

Earth Day

First Earth Day Observed (1970)

23

World Book & Copyright Day

Playwright William Shakespeare's Birthday (1564)

Politician Lester B. Pearson's Birthday (1897)

24

Mailbox Inventor Born (1815)

Apr. 24-25

30-Hour Famine

25

Astronomy Day

Rebellion Losses Bill Signed (1849)

Singer Ella Fitzgerald's Birthday (1917)

St. Lawrence Seaway Opened (1949)

26

Author A.E. van Vogt's Birthday (1912)

Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Disaster (1986)

27

York Captured by U.S. (1813)

28

National Day of Mourning

Expo '67 Opened in Montreal (1967)

29

International Dance Day

Zipper Patented (1842)

Musician Duke Ellington's Birthday (1899)

30

International Jazz Day

Bishop François de Laval's Birthday (1623)

Vietnam War Ended (1975)

 

 


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