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Jan Wahl born, 1933
April Fool's Day
One Cent Day
MP3 audio format first patented in Germany (1989), by Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft
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Author Hans Christian Andersenborn, 1805
International Children's Book Day
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First Documented Ice Cream Sundae Made in 1892
Find-A-Rainbow Day
Pony Express established (1860)
First iPad sold in the U.S. in 2010
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First U.S. flag approved (1818)
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National Read a Road Map Day
Educator Booker T. Washington born, 1856
Richard Peck born, 1934
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North PoleDiscovered In 1898.
U.S. entered World War I (1917)
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No Housework Day
World Health Day,established 1948
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Trina Schart Hymanborn, 1939
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Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant (1865)
Margaret Peterson Haddix born, 1964
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Encourage a Young Writer Day
National Sibling Day
David A. Adler born, 1947
U.S. Patent System established (1790)
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President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act, 1964 (1964)
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Author Beverly Cleary born, 1916
Space Shuttle Columbia First Launched Crewed by John Young and Robert Crippen - 1981
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3rd President Thomas Jeffersonborn, 1743
Lee Bennett Hopkins born, 1938
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Webster's DictionaryPublished, 1828
Titanic Struck an iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14 causing it to sink at 2:20 AM on April 15.
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Income Tax Day
Artist/Inventor Leonardo Da Vinciborn, 1452
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Garth Williams born, 1912
Aviator Wilbur Wright born, 1867
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Sherlock Hemlock's Birthday (Sesame Street character)
Richard the Lion-Hearted returned to England (1194)
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Paul Revere's Famous Ride (1775)
First Laundromat Opens In Fort Worth Texas (1934)
Great San Francisco Earthquake In 1906.
Pet Owner's Day
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Humorous Day
Revolutionary War began (1775)
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Scientists Marie & Pierre Curie isolate radium (1902)
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Kindergarten Day
Barbara Park born, 1947
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Kurt Wiese born, 1887
Earth Dayestablished 1970
Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day
National Jelly Bean Day
Eileen Christelow born, 1943
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Home Run Day Hank Aaron hits his first home run in 1954.
William Shakespeareborn, 1564
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Administrative Professionals/ Secretaries Day
Evaline Ness born, 1911
Library of Congress established (1800)
Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Take your Daughter to Work Day
Walter de la Mare born, 1873
Anzac Day(Australia, New Zealand)
Hubble Telescopelaunched, 1990
World Penguin Day
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Arbor Day
Hug a Friend Day
National Pretzel Day
Seismologist Charles Richter born, 1900
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Tell a Story Day
Walter Lantz born, 1899 (The creator of Woody Woodpecker)
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James Monroe born, 1758 (5th President)
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Zipper Day (patented by Gideon Sindback in 1913)
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National Honesty Day
Anniversary Louisiana Purchase completed (1803)
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More Lesson Plans!
More Lesson Plans!
Also see our other April Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities

Special Goings-On Astronomy Week (1st week)Week of the Young Child (1st week)National Library Week (2nd week)National Wildlife Week (3rd week)
Autism Awareness MonthInternational Guitar Month Keep America Beautiful MonthMath Education MonthNational Child Abuse Prevention MonthNational Frog Month National Humor Month National Garden MonthNational Poetry Month (Also visit TTC Poetry Unit)Stress Awareness MonthNational Turn Off the TV and Read MonthNational School Library Media MonthNational Youth Sports Safety Month
Additional Earth Day & Arbor Day SitesBrowse through our Earth Day activities, lesson plans & resources. You will find a complete thematic unit! The Teacher's Corner Earth Day Resources page.
The National Arbor Day Foundation Tree planting and environmental stewardship non-profit membership organization, programs include Tree City USA, Conservation Trees, conferences, youth education, and Arbor Day Farm.
Arbor Day We are a non-profit organization poised to distribute millions of trees nationally. Check us out!

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