Concerning April 20th.

Events large and small, miscellany, curiosities, &c.

Being the 110th day of the year, with 255 days remaining.

National Smoke Marijuana Day, dude.

Born today : British actor Andy Serkis, Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and Kong (and Lumpy the cook) in King Kong, in 1964.

Departed today : Irish writer Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, in 1912.

Today in history : While fishing near his hometown of Plains, Georgia, then-President Jimmy Carter had a “troubled” rabbit swim toward his boat “…hissing menacingly, its teeth flashing and nostrils flared,” in 1979.

Read more about the incident at Wikipedia.

Endeavour to learn something new every day.

Fact of the day : There is no point in England more than 75 miles from the sea.  From This Book…of More Perfectly Useless Information ~ See at

Quote of the day : “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” – Robert H. Schuller.  From BrainyQuote

Word of the day : Propitious (pruh-pish-us) 1 : favorably disposed : benevolent; 2 : being a good omen : auspicious.  From Merriam-Webster

April comes from the Latin aprilis, to open.

National Welding Month.

April birthstone : Diamond, for innocence.

April flower : The daisy, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum.

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” – Hal Borland.

Professor D. O. Durant's Original Encyclopedic Calendar

“Whilst the publisher makes every effort to verify the accuracy of the information presented herein it should not be used to decide wagers, resolve border disputes, or settle disagreements between spouses. Thank you.”

From the preface of the first
edition of the calendar.