Calendar for April 1971


Raindrops on the new leaves,
Raindrops on the walk,
Raindrops on the playhouse roof,
Listen to their talk.
Spring is coming; spring is coming;
Spring will be here soon.
Raindrops waken sleeping seedlets;
Hear the raindrops’ tune.

April 1: April Fool’s Day

April 2, 1805: Hans Christian Andersen was born; wrote “The Ugly Duckling.”

April 3, 1814: Lorenzo Snow, 5th President of the Church, born Mantua, Ohio.

April 4, 1951: George Albert Smith, 8th President of the Church, died.

April 5, 1614: Pocahontas married John Rolfe.

April 6, 1830: Organization of the Church.

April 7, 1889: Wilford Woodruff sustained as 4th President of the Church.

April 8, 1946: League of Nations met for the last time.

April 9, 1951: David O. McKay sustained as 9th President of the Church.

April 10, 1849: Walter Hunt patented the safety pin.

April 12, 1861: The Civil War began at Fort Sumter.

April 13, 1743: Thomas Jefferson born.

April 14, 1629: Christian Huygens, Dutch physicist, born.

April 15, 1452: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, and scientist, born.

April 16, 1844: Anatole France, French writer, born.

April 17, 1956: First LDS missionaries begin labors in Okinawa.

April 18, 1853: LDS missionaries arrive to open South African Mission.

April 19, 1804: Benjamin Disraeli, statesman, born.

April 20, 1958: New Zealand Temple dedicated by President David O. McKay.

April 21, 753 B.C.: Rome founded, according to tradition.

April 22, 1451: Isabella I, Queen of Castile and Aragon, patron of Christopher Columbus, born.

April 23, 1564: William Shakespeare, English writer, born.

April 24, 1958: Church College dedicated at Tuhikaramea, New Zealand.

April 26, 1817: Alfred Krupp, German industrialist, born.

April 27, 1791: Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph, born.

April 28, 1789: Mutiny on the British ship Bounty.

April 29, 1913: Gordon Sundback patented the zipper.

April 30: Valborgsmassoafton is Swedish for Walpurgis Night, when bonfires are lit to frighten away witches.