All About April 11th
Holidays, Horoscope and History
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Thank you for stopping by! Today we will discuss the history behind today’s daily holidays and observances. We will also discuss the horoscope traits of Aries. We will also list today’s historical events, famous birthdays, popular songs and movies and other random trivia. If it’s your birthday today make sure to tell us below in the comments so we can wish you a Happy Birthday!
April 11th Holidays
You probably did not know there were so many reasons to celebrate today! But there is!
- National Barber Shop Quartet Day
This holiday commemorates the start of the organized barbershop movement on April 11, 1938, when 26 men gathered together at the invitation of Rupert Hall , the “Royal Keeper of the Minor Keys,” and O.C. Cash, “Third Assistant Temporary Vice Chairman” for a songfest. Visit the Barbershop Harmony Society.
- National Cheese Fondue Day
A favorite appetizer at most parties is Cheese Fondue! You can dip so many foods in it such as bread, broccoli, pretzels, bacon and many more. Tell us what you like dipped in cheese! Here’s a recipe for Classic Cheese Fondue.
- National Eight Track Tape Day
Eight Track Tapes were invented by William Powell Lear. Lear was an inventor who also created the Learjet. Lear developed a way to create eight tracks of magnetic recording tape. This invention changed music technology and the way we heard our music throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Did you have a collection of 8-tracks?
- International Louie Louie Day
Louie Louie was written by R&B singer Richard Berry in 1955. His band, “The Pharaohs,” recorded and released it in 1957. It’s a song about a sailor who spends three days traveling to Jamaica to see his girl. The story is told to a bartender named Louie. There was a lot of unnecessary controversy about the song’s lyrics, which was silly and a documentary is being made about all things Louie. Check out LouieLouie.net.
- National Pet Day
National Pet Day was established in 2006 by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige. The mission of National Pet Day is to bring attention to the happiness that pets bring to their owners’ life. It also wants to spotlight the ongoing needs of many pets waiting in shelters waiting for a permanent home. The main purpose is to ask people to consider adopting pets from shelters instead of adopting pure breeds.
- National Submarine Day
National Submarine Day is on April 11 and it celebrates the purchase of the USS Holland, the first modern commissioned submarine. This day is important to the submarine community as it honors the US Navy’s purchase of their first modern submarine.
- World Parkinson’s Disease Day
World Parkinson’s Day is observed on April 11th each year. It falls on April 11th to honor James Parkinson, a neurologist and humanitarian, who was born April 11 in 1755. In 1917, James Parkinson published “An Essay On The Shaking Palsy.” Parkinson’s disease awareness symbol is a red tulip. The red tulip was developed by J.W.S. Van der Wereld, a Dutch horticulturist who had Parkinson’s disease. He dedicated and named this tulip for James Parkinson. ” Learn more at Parkinsons.net.
Zodiac Sign for April 11th is Aries
- If you were born today on April 11th then you are an Aries.
- your personality is defined by your fun loving, optimistic and generous nature.
- You love new experiences
- Time period: March 20 – April 20
- Element: Fire
- Ruling planet: Mars
- Symbol: Ram
- Zodiac quality: Cardinal
- Birthstones: Topaz, Heliotrope, Sapphire, Jasper, Aquamarine, Diamond
- Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Chan, Leonard Da Vinci
April 11th Trivia
Famous Birthday, #1 Movies and Songs, Historical Events
- 1953 – Andrew Wiles, English mathematician and academic was born.
- The #1 song on the Adult Contemporary Billboard was, “Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You,” by Connie Francis.
- 1959 – The #1 movie was, “Some Like It Hot,” starring Marilyn Monroe.
- 1963 – June and Jennifer Gibbons, identical twins known as “The Silent Twins” were born.
- 1964 – Johann Sebastian Paetsch, American cellist was born.
- 1970 – Apollo 13 is launched.
- 1972 – Balls Mahoney, American wrestler was born.
- 1974 – The #1 movie was, “The Conversation.”
- 1976 – The Apple I is created.
- The #1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard was, “‘til I Can Make It On My Own,” by Tammy Wynette.
- 1984 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Footloose,” by Kenny Loggins.
- 1986 – The #1 movie was, “Money Pit,” starring Shelley Long and Tom Hanks.
- 1987 – Joss Stone, Singer-songwriter was born in Dover, United Kingdom.
- 1992 – James Brown, American actor and singer died.
- 1993 – 450 prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs.
- 1993 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Informer,” by Snow.
- 1994 – The #1 movie was, “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” starring Emilio Estevez.
- 2003 – The #1 movie was, “Anger Management,” starring Adam Sandler.
- 2010 – Harry Styles auditions as a solo contestant for the British talent show, The X Factor, singing Stevie Wonder’s, “Isn’t She Lovely.”
- 2017 – Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist died.
- 2018 – The #1 song on the Top 40 Billboard was, “Lights Down Low,” by MAX Featuring gnash.
- 2020 – Coronavirus Cases: 1,735,719 Deaths: 106,558 Recovered: 392,901 See Stats Here
Source for Facts: Wiki
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