April is the cruellest month

Is April a boring month?

Winter has come and gone, everyone is suffering from hayfever and the summer is still months away. The poet T.S Elliot claimed in The Wasteland that "April is the cruellest month", and indeed you too could be forgiven for thinking that April really is a bit rubbish.

However, a quick check on google reveals that some pretty amazing stuff has actually happened in April throughout history. Here are just a few April milestones:

-Undersung Spanish explorer Ponce de León sighted Florida for the first time thereby claiming it for the Spanish crown.

-On April 4th Susanna M Salter, the first ever woman mayor, was elected in Argonia Kansas.

-On April 4th civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King was shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee.

-On April 12th 1961 Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space. This day is celebrated as "Cosmonaut Day" in Russia.

-On April 15th the famous ocean liner Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland. Over 1500 people drowned. 

-In April in 1564 William Shakespeare was born.

-On the 30th April 1967 Mohammed Ali was stripped of all his medals after refusing to join the US Army.

What does April mean to YOU?