A Calendar of Resources: April


April 1st
Famous Birthdays -William Harvey (1578) English doctor, author of The Circulation of the Blood
April 2nd
Famous Birthdays - Hans Christian Anderson (1805)
April 3rd
Famous Birthdays - Washington Irving (1783) American author, Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
April 10th
Famous Birthdays - Clare Boothe Luce (1903) Catholic author, editor Saints for Now
April 13th
Feast of St. Martin I
Famous Birthdays - Thomas Jefferson (1743), Marguerite Henry (1902) author, The King of the Wind, The White Stallions of Lipizza
April 14th
Famous Birthdays - Annie Sullivan (1866) Helen Keller's teacher
April 15th
Famous Birthdays - Leonardo da Vinci (1452)
April 18th
This Date in History:

(1775) Paul Revere's Ride
(1906) San Francisco earthquake
April 21st
Feast of St. Anselm
April 22nd
Famous Birthdays - Queen Isabella of Castille (1451) Isabella of Castille is a complex, controversial and dominant figure in World history. She was responsible for financing Christopher Columbus' voyages to the New World, for driving the Moors (and the Jews) from Spain and beginning the infamous Spanish Inquistion. Her daughter Catherine was the unfortunate first wife of Henry VIII of England.
April 25th
Famous Birthdays - Guglielmo Marconi (1874) Scientist, Inventor

This Date in History:(1915) The Anzac Landing at Gallipoli
April 28th
Feast of St. Louis Marie de Montfort
April 29th
Feast of St. Catherine of Siena
Recommended Reading: St. Catherine of Siena by F.A. Forbes.
April 30th
Feast of Pope St. Pius V