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Apr 2012
1

April Fool's Day

2

International Children's Book Day

World Autism Awareness Day

3

First Pony Express Service (1860)

4

Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated (1968)

5

Helen Keller First Learned Sign Language (1887)

6

Passover Begins at Sundown

First Modern Olympics (1896)

7

U.N. World Health Day

8

Easter

Apr. 8-14

Library Week

9

Name Yourself Day

First Full-Color Film Shown (1914)

10

Encourage a Young Writer Day

11

1968 Civil Rights Act Signed (1968)

12

First Man in Space (1961)

13

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (1743)

14

Moment of Laughter Day

The Titanic Hit Iceberg (1912)

15

Jackie Robinson Day

Apr. 15-21

Volunteer Week

16

Wilbur Wright's Birthday (1867)

Wayne Gretzky Retired (1999)

17

Daffy Duck Debuted (1937)

Ford Mustang Debuted (1964)

18

Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Jugglers Day

Paul Revere Day

19

First Boston Marathon (1897)

20

First Game Played at Fenway Park (1912)

21

City of Rome Founded (753 BC)

22

Earth Day

Jelly Bean Day

23

World Book & Copyright Day

Shakespeare's Birthday (1564)

24

Mailbox Inventor Born (1815)

25

First Use of Name "America" (1507)

26

Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

Studio 54 Disco Opened (1977)

27

Tell a Story Day

28

Astronomy Day

29

International Dance Day

Prince William Married Kate Middleton (2011)

30

Vietnam War Ended (1975)

Apr. 30-May 6

Screen-Free Week

 

 

 

 

 


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