April 2014
1 April Fool's Day
1 Birthday of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
1 Birthday of Wangari Maathai (1940-2011)
3 Birthday of Jane Goodall (b. 1934)
4 Birthday of Maya Angelou (b. 1928)
4 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination
5 Pandita Ramabai’s Birthday
6 Volunteer Week (until April 12)
7 World Health Day
7 Birthday of Ravi Shankar (b. 1920)
7 Birthday of William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)
7 Birthday of William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
8 Birthday of Barbara Kingsolver (b. 1955)
8 Kofi Annan’s Birthday (b. 1938)
9 Birthday of Paul Bustill Robeson (1898 - 1976)
10 Birthday of Joseph Pulitzer (1847 - 1911)
11 Global Youth Service Day (until April 13)
13 Palm Sunday (Western churches)
13 Anniversary of Handel's "Messiah"
13 Palm Sunday (Eastern Christian Churches)
14 Passover (Jewish) (until April 21)
15 Birthday of Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
17 Maundy Thursday (Western churches)
17 Maundy Thursday (Eastern Christian Churches)
18 Good Friday (Western churches)
18 Good Friday (Eastern Christian Churches)
19 Holy Saturday (Eastern Christian Churches)
19 Holy Saturday (Western churches)
20 Easter (Western churches)
20 Easter (Eastern Christian Churches)
21 Birthday of John Muir (1838 - 1914)
21 Birthday of Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)
21 Birthday of Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ (b. 1939)
22 Birthday of Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999)
22 Earth Day
23 Administrative Professionals Day
23 Birthday of Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
23 Birthday of William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
25 ANZAC Day
26 Annual Sense of Smell Day
26 Birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 - 1903)
27 John James Audubon (1785 - 1851)
27 Birthday of Coretta Scott King (1929 - 2006)
27 Birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797)
28 Holocaust Remembrance Day
30 Birthday of Annie Dillard (b. 1945)
  
May 2014
1 Birthday of Judy Collins (b. 1934)
1 Global Love Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 Birthday of Fr. Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955)
1 May Day
3 Birthday of May Sarton (1912 - 1995)
4 Birthday of Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)
5 Cinco de Mayo
6 Buddha's Birthday
7 Birthday of Peter Ilyich Tchaikowsky (1840 - 1893)
7 Birthday of Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
7 Birthday of Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
8 Rabindranath Tagore’s Birthday
9 Birthday of James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)
9 Wesak Festival (until May 11)
10 International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)
11 Mother's Day
11 Feast Day of St. Comgall
11 Birthday of Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989)
12 Birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)
12 Birthday of Br. Roger of Taize (1915 - 2005)
13 Feast of Julian of Norwich (c. 1342 - 1417)
15 Birthday of L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1910)
15 International Conscientious Objectors' Day
17 Brown vs. Board of Education Ruling
19 Festival of the Sacred Spring
20 Birthday of Rose Hawthorne (1851-1926)
22 Birthday of Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
22 Birthday of Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844 - 1926)
23 Birthday of Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921)
23 Declaration of the Báb (until May 24)
25 Birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
26 Memorial Day Observed
27 Birthday of Julia Ward Howe (1819 - 1910)
27 Birthday of Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)
28 Iroquois Strawberry Ceremony (until May 31)
29 Ascension
29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah
31 Birthday of Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
31 Birthday of Beverly Sills (1929 - 2007)