April Calendar


April 1: April Fools’ Day

April 2, 1792: First federal mint established in USA.

April 3, 1860: Pony Express runs began between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. 1783: Washington Irving, author of Rip Van Winkle, born.

April 4, 1870: George Albert Smith, eighth president of the Church, born.

April 6, 1830: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized.

April 9, 1951: David Oman McKay sustained as ninth president of the Church.

April 11, 1830: First sacrament meeting held at Fayette, New York.

April 13, 1743: Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. President, born.

April 17, 1956: First LDS missionaries labor in Okinawa, Japan.

April 19, 1775: The “shot heard round the world” fired at rebel colonists.

April 23, 1896: First motion picture shown publicly in the United States. 1564: Traditional birthday of William Shakespeare.

April 25, 1877: Manti Temple site dedicated by Brigham Young.

April 29, 1853: East India Mission organized in Calcutta, India.