by Lou Russell

April 15, 2021

Flowers and Showers, Finally

 

Good-bye March, hello April.


April is our first peek at summer.  It also has some interesting history.  Which ONE of these statements is FALSE? 

  • America’s first astronauts were announced by NASA on April 9, 1959.
  • The first Webster Dictionary was copyrighted by Noah Webster on April 14, 1828.
  • The Titanic sank on April 15, 1925.
  • The Revolutionary War in America began on April 19, 1775.
  • The United States Library of Congress was established April 24, 1800.
  • Our first President George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789.


Special Days in April (TWO are wrong): 

  • The first day of April is April Fools Day, when children and grown-ups play jokes on one another.
  • April 22 is Earth Day.
  • April 2 is Light It Up Green for Autism Day and the whole month is Autism Awareness Month.\
  • Arbor Day is a day for planting trees, and it is observed on various May days.
  • The Jewish festival of Pescah, or Passover, is celebrated early in April.
  • Easter is almost always in April, and, with it comes other Christian celebrations such as Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.
  • April is also the month of the Thai New Year in Thailand and the Khmer New Year in Cambodia.

 

April also shares some famous birthdays (THREE are wrong):

  • Marvin Gaye, April 2, 1939
  • Jane Goodall, April 3, 1934
  • Jackie Chan, April 7, 1954
  • Carley Simon, April 10, 1950
  • Aphrodite, April 15
  • Leonardo da Vinci, April 15, 1452
  • Charlie Chaplin, April 16, 1889
  • Mickey Mouse, April 27th, 1957
  • William Shakespeare, April 23, 1564

 

Remember, take the quiz and you will win FABULOUS MERCHANDISE as always.  

 

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Embrace the season and get your sunscreen!

 

 

Lou Russell

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