Did You Know?
Facts, Figures, & Folklore About the Month of April
April was originally the second month, not the fourth month, of the year.
April is the first full month of Spring.
April's birthstone is the diamond.
Did you know that April Fools Day may have begun in France?
While some historians disagree, the most popular theory about the origins of this day for pranks and practical jokes is that it began in the 1500s in France, when the start of the New Year was moved from March to January. Word of the move traveled slowly to the rural dwellers, who continued to celebrate the New Year in April, earning them the title of "April fools".
Revolutionary War began in April.
On April 19, 1775, British soldiers clashed with American revolutionaries in Massachusetts in the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Vietnam War ended in April.
The North captured Saigon and the South Vietnamese surrendered on April 30, 1975, putting an end to what was then America's longest and most contentious military operation.