What happened this month in History:
April 1, 1778 - Oliver Pollack invents the dollar sign $
April 2, 1792 - Congress passes the Coinage Act and the U.S. Mint is born.
April 3, 1860 - The Pony Express begins delivering the mail.
April 4, 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.
April 5, 1964 - General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84.
April 6, 1909 - Explorers Matthew A. Henson and Robert E. Perry are the first to reach the North Pole.
April 6, 1896 - The first modern Olympic games opens in Athens, Greece
April 6, 1930 - Twinkies hit the market. The first twinkies were banana-filled.
April 7, 1930 - The musical South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opens on Broadway.
April 8, 1974 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 714 home run record.
April 9, 1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War.
April 9, 1691 - French explorer LaSalle reaches the Mississippi river
April 10, 1912 - The "unsinkable" RMS Titanic departs on it's maiden voyage from Southampton, England.
April 10, 1916 - The first professional golf tournament was held.
April 11, 1900 - The U.S. Submarine Force was officially established.
April 12 - Mount Washington Observatory records the highest surface wind ever measured, anywhere on earth--- 231 miles per hour!
April 12, 1961 - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space.
April 14, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.
April 15, 1912 - The Titanic hits an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic ocean as sinks.
April 18, 1775 - Paul Revere makes his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Ma., shouting "the Red Coats are coming" as the American Revolutionary War begins.
April 18, 1906 - The Great San Fransisco earthquake hits, killing 700 people.
April 19, 1775 - 19 The Revolutionary War begins.
April 25, 1945 - 25 Delegates from 45 countries meet in San Fransisco to organize the United Nations.
April 27, 1937 - The first Social Security checks were distributed.
April 29, 1913 - 29 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken, N.J. patents the zipper.
April 30, 1975 - The Vietnam War ends with the fall of Saigon (later renamed Ho Chi Minh City)
April, 2015 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
1 April Fool's Day
1 International Fun at Work Day
2 Children's Book Day
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision
3 National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month
4 Hug a Newsman Day
4 Walk Around Things Day
4 School Librarian Day
5 Easter Date
5 Go for Broke Day
6 Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter
6 Sorry Charlie Day
7 Caramel Popcorn Day
7 No Housework Day
7 World Health Day
8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
9 Name Yourself Day
9 Winston Churchill Day
10 Golfer's Day
10 National Siblings Day
11 Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those?
11 Barbershop Quartet Day
11 National Submarine Day
12 Big Wind Day
12 Russian Cosmonaut Day
13 Scrabble Day
14 International Moment of Laughter Day
14 Look up at the Sky Day - don't you have anything better to do?
14 National Pecan Day
14 Reach as High as You Can Day
15 Rubber Eraser Day
15 Titanic Remembrance Day
16 National Eggs Benedict Day
16 National Librarian Day
16 National Stress Awareness Day
17 Bat Appreciation Day
17 Blah, Blah, Blah Day
17 National Cheeseball Day
17 Pet Owners Independence Day
18 International Juggler's Day
18 Newspaper Columnists Day
19 National Garlic Day
20 Look Alike Day
20 Patriot's Day
20 Volunteer Recognition Day
21 Kindergarten Day
22 Administrative Professionals Day
22 Girl Scout Leader Day
22 National Jelly Bean Day
23 National Zucchini Bread Day
23 Take a Chance Day
23 World Laboratory Day
23 Take Your Daughter to Work 4th Thursday
24 Pig in a Blanket Day
25 World Penguin Day
26 Hug an Australian Day
26 National Pretzel Day
27 Babe Ruth Day
27 National Prime Rib Day
27 Tell a Story Day
28 International Astronomy Day
28 Great Poetry Reading Day
29 Greenery Day
29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day
30 National Honesty Day
Have a Happy April!!!
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