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History: The version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Medieval: Only half bad.
Top 10 Sayings of Biblical Mothers
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
The Feudal World: the rise of the Manurial System.




April 2017


This Day In History  
April 1: April Fools Day; Tatting DayApril 1, 1873: (b) RachmaninoffApril 1, 1826: Internal Combustion EngineApril 2: Juno AwardsApril 2: World Autism DayApril 2, 1982: Argentina Invades FalklandsApril 2, 1902: 1st Motion Picture TheatreApril 2, 1889: Aluminium PatentApril 3, 1973: 1st Mobile Phone CallApril 3, 1902: Tarmac Road Surfacing PatentApril 3, 1860: 1st Pony Express Mail ServiceApril 4, 1975: Microsoft FoundedApril 4, 1986: Martin Luther King Jr. AssassinatedApril 4, 1958: 1st Use of CND Peace SymbolApril 4, 1859: Dixie DebutApril 4, 1818: U.S. FlagApril 5: Lady Luck DayApril 5, 1971: 1st Woman To Reach North PoleApril 5, 1827: (b) Joseph ListerApril 6: Sorry Charlie DayApril 6, 1909: 1st to Reach North PoleApril 6, 1896: 1st Modern Olympic Games in AthensApril 7: World Health Day; Walk To Work Day; Metric System Day; No Housework DayApril 7, 1980: Wind Energy PatentApril 7, 1959: 1st Radar Echo Bounced Off SunApril 7, 1770: (b) William WordsworthApril 8, 1911: 1st Squash TournamentApril 8, 1879: 1st Time Milk Sold in Glass BottlesApril 8, 1766: 1st Fire Escape PatentedApril 9: Palm SundayApril 9, 1959: 1st U.S. Astronauts AnnouncedApril 9, 1917: Vimy RidgeApril 9, 1914: 1st Full Colour Film ShownApril 9, 1865: U.S. Civil War EndedApril 9, 1667: 1st Public Art ExhibitionApril 10: Siblings DayApril 10, 1930: 1st Synthetic RubberApril 10, 1866: ASPCA CharterApril 10, 1849: Safety Pin PatentApril 11: Full Pink MoonApril 11: 1st Day of PassoverApril 11, 1970: Apollo 13April 11, 1939: Pentothal (Truth Serum) PatentApril 12, 1961: Gagarin - 1st Man in SpaceApril 12, 1861: U.S. Civil War BeginsApril 13: Maundy ThursdayApril 13, 1919: Amritsar MassacreApril 13, 1743: (b) Thomas JeffersonApril 13, 1742: Handel’s Messiah 1st PerformedApril 14: Good FridayApril 14, 1983: 1st Cordless PhoneApril 14, 1956: 1st VideotapeApril 14, 1935: Black SundayApril 14, 1874: 1st LoudspeakerApril 14, 1865: Lincoln AssassinatedApril 15: Taxgiving Day; Rubber Eraser DayApril 15, 1912: Titanic SinkingApril 15, 1643: 1st Income Tax in AmericaApril 15, 1452: (b) Leonardo da VinciApril 16: EasterApril 16: Orthodox EasterApril 16: EasterApril 16: Stress Awareness DayApril 16: Emancipation Day (U.S.)April 16, 1912: 1st Woman to Fly Across English ChannelApril 16, 1889: (b) Charlie ChaplinApril 17: Patriot’s DayApril 17: Dyngus DayApril 17: Dyngus Day (Poland)April 17: Blah Blah DayApril 17: Sierpinski DayApril 17: Nosy Neighbour Appreciation DayApril 17, 1909: Catalytic Converter PatentApril 18, 1934: 1st LaundromatApril 18, 1906: Earthquake and Great Fire in San FranciscoApril 18, 1775: Paul Revere’s RideApril 19: Cow Chip DayApril 19, 1993: Branch Davidian MassacreApril 19, 1951: 1st Miss World ContestApril 19, 1897: 1st Boston MarathonApril 19, 1775: Revolutionary WarApril 20, 1657: Battle of Santa CruzApril 20, 1770: Captain Cook Arrives in New South WalesApril 21: Blackjack DayApril 21, 1918: Red Baron Shot DownApril 21, 1836: Battle of San JacintoApril 21, 1509: Coronation of Henry VIIIApril 21, 753 BC: Rome FoundedApril 22: Desmond Day; Earth Day; Jelly Bean DayApril 22, 1889: Oklahoma Land RushApril 22, 1838: 1st Steamship to Cross AtlanticApril 22, 1823: Roller Skate PatentApril 22, 1500: Brazil DiscoveredApril 23: Low SundayApril 23: St. George’s DayApril 23, 1891: (b) ProkofievApril 23, 1867: Zoetrope PatentApril 23, 1564: (b) ShakespeareApril 24, 1922: 1st use of Forensic EvidenceApril 24, 1792: 1st Farmer’s Almanac

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