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Today is Wednesday, April 1st, the 92nd day of the year.  There are 274

days remaining until the end of the year.

Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Humor Month,

International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month,

Lawn and Garden Month, National Poetry Month, Stress

Awareness Month, Sexual assault Awareness Month,

Library Week,  International Fun at Work Day, International

Tatting Day, April Fool’s Day

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson


Rudolph Isley, 81, singer (Isley Bros.)

Norm Van Lier, 73, basketball player

Jimmy Cliff, 72, singer

Rey Robinson, 68, sprinter

Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott Heron

Jim Jeffcoat, 59, football player

Kevin Duckworth, 56, basketball player

Mark Jackson, 55, basketball player/coach

David Oyelowo, 44, actor


Alberta Hunter, 125, singer (d. 1984)

Gil Scott-Heron, 71, singer (d. 2011)

Sean Taylor, 37, football player (d. 2007)

Dr. Charles Drew

Dr. Charles Drew


Robert the Hermit,1832, ex-slave/hermit

Scott Joplin, 1917, composer (b. 1869)

Dr. Charles R. Drew, 1950, developer of blood bank concept

Marvin Gaye, 1984, singer ( b. 1939)

Jesse Stone, 1999, singer/producer (b. 1901)

Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin


1867 – Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

1938 – Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1963 – The soap opera, “General Hospital” premieres on TV.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

1966 – The 1st world festival of black art is held in Dakar, Senegal.

1970 – The Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act is signed into law

requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco and banning

cigarette advertisements from television and radio.

1976 – Apple Inc. is formed.

1984 – Singer, Marvin Gaye is shot to death in LA by his father,

Apple inc.

Apple inc.

Marvin Gaye Sr.

1991 – Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million, 3-year contract with

the N.Y. Mets.

2004 – Google introduces G-mail: the launch is met with skepticism

on account of the launch date (April Fool’s Day).


Being an Aries born on April 1st, your ambition and vigor are amongst your most defining qualities. In all matters of life, you are ambitious and hard working. This quality is reflected in your current success, but more so, is a testament to the levels of success that you wish to reach in the future. Those closest to you have witnessed your ability to motivate yourself and put in an endless amount of energy to reach your goals. You would be surprised as to how many admirers your hard work has earned you.

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