#FunFactFriday – The Month of April
As we bid farewell to March, it’s time to recognize some notable dates and fun facts for the month ahead that can aid your media pitches or just help you learn something new in the latest #FunFactFriday post.
- Starting with April Fool’s Day, April marks National Humor Month. Started back in 1976, the month was established to bring awareness to the therapeutic value of humor.
- From Leonardo da Vinci to Charlie Chaplin to Maya Angelou to William Shakespeare, April is a notable birth month for some of the most important figures in history.
- The birth flowers for the month are the sweet pea and the daisy, while the birthstone is the diamond.
- On April 14, 1828, the first ever Webster Dictionary was copyrighted by Noah Webster, who was 70 years old at the time.
- April 22 marks Earth Day, a day businesses, governments and people come together to take action and make the world a greener place.
- Some of the biggest and best festivals in the country happen in April like Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
- April 3, 1860, marked the first official Pony Express delivery as a rider departed St. Joseph, Missouri with 49 letters. The first mail pouch reached its destination of San Francisco on April 14.
- Other notable days in April include World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Siblings Day on April 10, Good Friday on April 15 and Arbor Day on April 29.
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