Today is Thursday, the 1st of April of 2021,
It is the 91st day of the year
274 days remain until the end of the year.
It is the first day of the second quarter of the year, and the midway point of the first half of the year.
80 days until summer begins
The sun rises at 6:53 am
and sunset will be at 7:34 pm.
Today we will have 12 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:13 pm.
The first high tide will be at 1:38 am
and the next high tide at 3:16 pm.
The first low tide will be at 8:28 am
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach in San Francisco will be at 8:15 pm.
The Moon is 81.1% visible
a Waning Gibbous
Last Quarter Moon in 3 days on Sunday the 4th of April of 2021 at 3:02 am
April Fools' Day
Assyrian New Year
Boomer Bonus Day
Fossil Fools Day
International Edible Book Festival
International Fun at Work Day
International Tatting Day
Lupus Alert Day
National Atheist's Day
National Burrito Day
National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day
National Love for our Children Day
National One Cent Day
National Sourdough Bread Day
National Trombone Players Day
Poetry and the Creative Mind Day
Reading is Funny Day
Sorry Charlie Day
St. Stupid Day
US Air Force Academy Day
Earliest day on which Sizdah Be-dar can fall, while April 2 is the latest; celebrated on the 13th day after vernal equinox. in Iran
Iranian Islamic Republic Day (Iran) falls on this day if the Vernal Equinox falls on March 21.
Veneralia was held on April 1 during Ancient Rome, however this date does not lock into the modern Gregorian calendar.
Odisha Day in Odisha, India
Arbor Day in Tanzania
Civil Service Day in Thailand
Cyprus National Day in Cyprus
On this day in history…
33 – According to one historian's account, Jesus Christ's Last Supper is held.
1948 – Faroe Islands gain autonomy from Denmark.
1949 – The Government of Canada repeals Japanese-Canadian internment after seven years.
1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States, effective 1 January 1971.
1973 – Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Jim Corbett National Park, India.
1997 – Comet Hale–Bopp is seen passing at perihelion.
1999 – Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
2001 – Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first contemporary country to allow it.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this special day with…
1815 – Otto von Bismarck, German lawyer and politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1898)
1873 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1943)
1883 – Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1930)
1885 – Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
1922 – William Manchester, American historian and author (d. 2004) 1926 – Anne McCaffrey, American-Irish author (d. 2011)
1927 – Amos Milburn, American R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)
1929 – Milan Kundera, Czech-born novelist, poet, and playwright
1929 – Jane Powell, American actress, singer, and dancer
1932 – Debbie Reynolds, Scottish-Irish American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2016)
1934 – Vladimir Posner, French-American journalist and radio host
1939 – Ali MacGraw, American model and actress
1942 – Samuel R. Delany, American author and critic
1942 – Richard D. Wolff, American economist and academic
1948 – Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican singer and musician
1949 – Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 2011)
1950 – Samuel Alito, American lawyer and jurist
1952 – Annette O'Toole, American actress
1955 – Don Hasselbeck, American football player and sportscaster
1961 – Susan Boyle, Scottish singer
1973 – Rachel Maddow, American journalist and author
1982 – Taran Killam, American actor, voice artist, comedian, and writer