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The April, 1953 issue of Incredible Tales

For the individuals associated with the old USS Enterprise named April, please see Robert April or Sarah April.

April was the fourth month of the Human year.

During the Year of Hell, Kathryn Janeway once became confused about what month it was, believing it was still April, when in fact it was already May 20. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

Events by day

April 1st
April Fools' Day. (TNG: "Brothers")
April 4th
In 2063, the USS Enterprise-E, in pursuit of a Borg sphere, arrives in the past from 2373. (Star Trek: First Contact)
April 5th
In 2063, Zefram Cochrane launches the Phoenix and subsequent First Contact with the Vulcans occurs. (ENT: "Regeneration"; Star Trek: First Contact; VOY: "Year of Hell")
Ronald D. Moore chose this date as it is his son's birthday. (AOL chat, 1997)
In 2063, in the mirror universe, there was first contact between the Terrans and a Vulcan survey ship. All of the ship's crew were slaughtered. The day was later celebrated as a holy day by the Terran Empire. (DIS: "Die Trying")
In 2378, the USS Voyager crew celebrates First Contact Day. (VOY: "Homestead")
In 2385, rogue synthetics launch an attack on Mars, destroying the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards and setting the planet ablaze. (ST: "Children of Mars", PIC: "Remembrance", "Maps and Legends")
In the 32nd century, Kovich is born on this day. (DIS: "Die Trying")
April 9th
Jonathan Archer is transported back in time from March of 2152 by Daniels, who reveals that the Cabal, and not Enterprise NX-01, was responsible for the destruction of a colony on Paraagan II. (ENT: "Shockwave")
In 2342, Jean-Luc Picard arranges to meet Jenice Manheim at the Café des Artistes in Paris, but never shows. (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")
April 11th
In 2245, the USS Enterprise is launched from the San Francisco Fleet Yards, California. (SNW: "Strange New Worlds")
April 16th
In 2151, Enterprise NX-01 is launched. (ENT: "Broken Bow", "The Andorian Incident")
In 2152, Jonathan Archer, Charles Tucker III, and T'Pol discuss T'Mir and her early contact with Humanity. (ENT: "Carbon Creek")
April 22nd
In 2375, Ancestors' Eve is celebrated aboard Voyager. (VOY: "11:59")
April 24th
In 1987, Gabriel Bell is born on Earth. (DS9: "Little Green Men")
In 2153, Enterprise NX-01 arrives back at Earth for a refit after the Xindi attack on Earth in March. The IKS Bortas, commanded by Duras, is chased off by three Starfleet ships, after pursuing Enterprise to Earth from Klingon space. (ENT: "The Expanse")
April 30th
in 2236, May Ahearn is born in San Francisco, California. (DIS: "New Eden")

Other events

In 1961, Yuri Gagarin is launched into space, becoming the first Human in space. (PIC: "Two of One")

In 1981, the Columbia becomes the first space shuttle orbiter to be launched into space. (PIC: "Two of One")

In 1968, the United States of America launches an orbital nuclear weapons platform from McKinley Rocket Base, causing an international crisis. The USS Enterprise travels back in time from 2268 to study history and becomes involved in the platform crisis. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

In early April of 2151, a K'toch-class scout ship piloted by the Klingon courier Klaang crash lands in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, initiating the Broken Bow Incident and resulting in first contact between Earth and the Klingon Empire. (ENT: "Broken Bow")

In 2152, Enterprise NX-01 suffers severe damage from a Romulan minefield and is forced to undergo repairs at an automated repair station. (ENT: "Minefield", "Dead Stop")


Background information

According to a clip created for the Picard family album in Star Trek Generations, which was not used on screen, Jean-Luc Picard wins the Starfleet Academy marathon in April 2323 and graduates on April 20th, 2327 in the Yuri Gagarin Hall. Also included in the album are an invitation to a wine tasting of the Gallic-Klingon Debating Society at Starfleet Academy on April 10th, 2234 and a love letter from Strasbourg dated April 7th, 2328.

In the first draft script of ENT: "Fusion" (which had the working title "Equilibrium"), Charles Tucker III mentioned that April is (at least as of 2151) the time of year when Humans celebrate Earth Day.

According to production art from ENT: "Carpenter Street", Jennifer Duncan is born on April 25th, 1975.


Some of the events of the Eugenics Wars novel The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume Two take place on April 21st, 1994.

The events of the Pocket ENT novel The Expanse, an adaptation of the Enterprise episodes "The Expanse" and "The Xindi", take place on April 24th, 2153.

A Starfleet military exercise called Centerpiece 10 is held in the Cygnet region on April 7th, 2289. (Ships of the Star Fleet)

According to Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library, the Federation Alliance raids a Dominion sensor array in the Argolis Cluster in April 2374.

According to Star Trek: Star Charts, the Seventh Fleet launches an offensive into the Dominion-held Kalandra sector in April 2375.

The events of the Pocket DS9 novels Avatar, Book One and Avatar, Book Two take place in April of 2376, three months after the events of DS9: "What You Leave Behind".

The events of the Pocket DS9 novel Rising Son begin in April of 2376, immediately after those of Avatar, Book Two.

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