Happy April 4th everyone!
Here is a page all about April 4th! Whether it’s your birthday or you are just curious about the history of today, here is everything you need to know about April 4th. Here is a list of holidays, horoscope information and trivia pertaining to April 4th!
April 4th Holidays
- 404 Day
404 Day is”Atlanta’s own holiday” (their area code) and highlights the city’s music, arts, food and spirits scene. The holiday started on April 4 in 2012, at Atlanta staple Clermont Lounge, (Atlanta’s first and longest continually operating strip club, opened in 1965. Located in the basement of the Clermont Motor Hotel) where musicians, dancers and strippers performed for the attendees. So I guess go have some fun 404ers and Happy 404 Day.
- Hug a Newsperson Day
Today is a good day to show some appreciation to your local newsperson. Maybe hugging them isn’t a good idea but a good thank you would go a long way!
- International Carrot Day
Every April 4th is The International Carrot Day. It is the pinnacle for carrot lovers all around the world. It is the day when the carrot is celebrated through carrot parties and other carrot related festivities. Check out their website.
- International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
“Today, on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, we reflect on how far we have come in raising awareness of the dangers posed by landmines, and recommit to our target of a mine-free world. ” ~UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
- National Cordon Bleu Day
Today is the day to celebrate the scrumptious dish that combines chicken, ham, and cheese. Here is a delicious recipe for you: Chicken Cordon Blue
- National Tell a Lie Day
Today is a day that you are allowed to tell a little white lie! Or if you don’t want to lie, then maybe celebrate by honoring the famous liars in history by watching the movie Pinocchio or maybe read the book Aesop’s Fables.
- Square Root Day
Square Root Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on days when both the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year. For example, and the next Square Root Day will be May 5, 2025 (5/5/25).
- Victims of Violence Wholly Day
Victims Of Violence Day is to remember the anniversary of MLK’s assassination, which happened on April 4th in 1968, with drumming, poetry In Jackson Park, Chicago, Il.
- Vitamin C Day
SkinCeuticals founded National Vitamin C Day in 2019 to celebrate this research and the proven benefits of vitamin C.The research of Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, founding scientist of SkinCeuticals, established the parameters for effective vitamin C antioxidant delivery to the skin, allowing SkinCeuticals to pioneer the emergence of cosmeceuticals. Visit www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skinceuticals-announces-national-vitamin-c-day to learn more.
- Walk Around Things Day
Nobody seems to be sure if this holidays is to literally walk around things such as your neighborhood or park, or if it is a figurative holiday meaning avoid arguments and fights and just let things go.
- World Rat Day
Rats can be really sweet pets, so World Rat Day was founded in 2002 by a group of pet rat enthusiasts who wanted to challenge the stigma surrounding these creatures
April 4th Horoscope Sign is Aries
Ruling planet: Mars
Flower: Thistle & honeysuckle
Romantic Compatibility: Sagittarius
Traits: Independent, passionate, competitive, perfectionists, honest, energetic, sexy but can be closed minded, uncompromising and honest to a fault.
April 4th Trivia
- 1818 – American Flag Flag of 13 stripes representing the original states and a star for each state of the Union is adopted.
- 1841 – First U.S. President to Die in Office William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia after serving only 31 days as President.
- 1928 – Maya Angelou d. 2014 (Marguerite Ann Johnson), African-American poet, civil rights activist is born in St. Louis, MO.
- 1932 – Anthony Perkins American actor. Film: Psycho (1960, Norman Bates) is born.
- 1944 – Craig T. Nelson American Emmy-winning actor. TV: who starred on Coach is born.
- 1958 – While movie star’ Lana Turner’s gangster boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato, Jr, was beating her in her Beverly Hills bedroom, Turner’s 14-year-old daughter rushed in and fatally stabbed him with a carving knife.
- 1964 – The Beatles take the top five positions on the Billboard list with these songs,
No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
No. 2, “Twist and Shout”
No. 3, “She Loves You”
No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
No. 5, “Please Please Me”
- 1965 – Robert Downey Jr.,American actor, was born in Manhattan, New York City, NY.
- 1968 – Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by escaped convict James Earl Ray.
- 1973 – The World Trade Center is dedicated. At 1,350 feet and 110 stories, it was the world’s tallest building.
- 1973 – David Blaine American magician. is born in Brooklyn, New York City, NY.
- 1979 – Heath Ledger, Actor was born in, Perth, Australia.
- 1979 – Natasha Lyonne is an American actress, director, writer, and producer was on born. She starred as Nicky in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black and starred in Russian Doll.
- 1993 – Mario Andretti At age 53, the legendary racecar driver becomes the oldest person to win an Indy-car race, by winning the Valvoline 200.
- 2003 – Sammy Sosa hits his 500th home run.
- 2004 – Cindy Sheehan’s son Casey Sheehan is killed by enemy action. in the Iraq war Cindy would go on to become a peace activist, camping out at President Bush’s Crawford ranch.
- 2013 – Roger Ebert b. 1942 American film critic passed away.
- 2016 – On the campaign trail, Donald Trump defended his campaign manager, who was charged with assaulting a woman reporter and then he called for women who have abortions to be punished.
- 2017 – President Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi telling him he did a, “fantastic job,” after the two met at the White House on Monday, reversing U.S. posture toward the autocratic former military leader who seized power nearly four years ago.