Daily Calendar for Friday, April 7, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, April 7, 2023

Good Friday, also known as Great Friday, Holy Friday, or Sorrowful Friday, is a major Christian observance that commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is a time for Christians to reflect upon his suffering and willing sacrifice to atone for the sins of mankind. Churches may offer special services, as well as cover crosses with black cloth as a sign of mourning. For some worshippers, it is a day of fasting.

Good Friday occurs two days before Easter (which celebrates Christ’s resurrection). It is part of Holy Week, which starts with Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. In certain countries, such as Canada, it is an official public holiday. In the United States, a number of states declare this a state holiday.

Traditional foods served on Good Friday include hot cross buns. These spiced sweet buns usually contain currants or raisins and are topped with icing in the shape of a cross.”

Question of the Day

Is there a region on Earth where the lengths of the days and the nights remain almost constant throughout the year?

Yes, on the equator. Every day of the year the Sun is up half the time, so there are always 12 hours of sunshine at the equator.

Advice of the Day

If kites fly high, fair weather is coming.

Home Hint of the Day

To avoid situations that may result in a leaky roof, inspect your roof in the spring for winter damage. Check for cracks in gutters and downspouts and for curled, torn or blistered shingles. If repairs are needed, see that they’re done right away.

Word of the Day

Evening star
A planet that is above the western horizon at sunset and less than 180Β° east of the Sun in right ascension.

Puzzle of the Day

What two words have the most letters?
Post office.


  • William Wordsworth (poet) –
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas (American conservationist) –
  • Irene Castle (dancer) –
  • Walter Winchell (columnist & broadcaster) –
  • Billie Holiday (jazz singer) –
  • Robert Pershing "Bobby" Doerr (baseball player) –
  • James Garner (actor) –
  • Francis Ford Coppola (director) –
  • Tony Dorsett (football player) –
  • Jackie Chan (actor & stuntman) –
  • Russell Crowe (actor) –
  • Tiki Barber (football player) –


  • Phineas Taylor (P. T.” Barnum circus owner”) –
  • Dave Arneson (co-creator of the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons) –
  • George Nissen (inventor of the trampoline) –
  • Mike Wallace (broadcast journalist) –


  • Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp–
  • The World Health Organization was established by the United Nations–
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical South Pacific opened on Broadway, N.Y.C.–
  • First distinguishable radar echo bounced off the Sun–
  • Jack Nicklaus won Masters Golf Tournament–
  • John Wayne won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in True Grit–
  • The Toronto Blue Jays played their first American League baseball game–
  • NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft launched–
  • After an undefeated season, UConn’s women’s basketball team won the NCAA championship–
  • A 4.9-magnitude aftershock registered in central Italy following the previous day’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake–


  • Record early heat in New England, 90 degrees in Hartford, CT–
  • A severe snowstorm closed highways in Iowa and left 19.2 inches of snow in Dubuque–
  • Sahara Desert sand began falling in Switzerland–

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