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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 Andersen born, 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 Hyman born, 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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Palm Sunday
3rd President Thomas Jefferson born, 1743
Lee Bennett Hopkins born, 1938
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Passover Begins at Sundown
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
Boston Marathon bombings, 2013
Artist/Inventor Leonardo Da Vinci born, 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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Easter
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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Administrative Professionals/ Secretaries Day
Home Run DayHank Aaron hits his first home run in 1954.
William Shakespeareborn, 1564
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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Take your Daughter to Work Day
Evaline Ness born, 1911
Library of Congress established (1800)
Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
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Arbor Day
Walter de la Mare born, 1873
Anzac Day(Australia, New Zealand)
Hubble Telescopelaunched, 1990
World Penguin Day
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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 Monroeborn, 1758 (5th President)
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Zipper Day (patented by Gideon Sundback in 1913)
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National Honesty Day
Anniversary Louisiana Purchase completed (1803)
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