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Apr 2013

 
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

First Modern Olympics (1896)

7

U.N. World Health Day

8

17th Amendment Ratified (1913)

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

The Titanic Hit Iceberg (1912)

Apr. 14-20

Library Week

15

Jackie Robinson Day

16

Wilbur Wright's Birthday (1867)

Wayne Gretzky Retired (1999)

17

Daffy Duck Debuted (1937)

18

International Jugglers Day

Paul Revere Day

19

Okla. City Bombing Killed 168 (1995)

20

Astronomy Day

First Game Played at Fenway Park (1912)

21

City of Rome Founded (753 BC)

Apr. 21-27

Volunteer Week

22

Earth Day

Jelly Bean Day

23

World Book & Copyright Day

Shakespeare's Birthday (1564)

24

Mailbox Inventor Born (1815)

25

Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

First Use of Name "America" (1507)

26

Studio 54 Disco Opened (1977)

27

Tell a Story Day

28

Pres. James Monroe's Birthday (1758)

29

International Dance Day

Prince William Married Kate Middleton (2011)

Apr. 29-May 5

Screen-Free Week

30

International Jazz Day

Vietnam War Ended (1975)

 

 

 

 
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