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Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.
On April Fool’s day of 2007, Google sent an e-mail out to its employees warning that a python was loose in the facilities. It wasn’t a joke.
The National High Five Day is celebrated each year on the third Thursday of April.
Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank.
In April, 2013, someone hacked Associated Press’ Twitter account and tweeted that 2 bombs had exploded at the White House. The stock market crashed within seconds.
Siri was supposed to be for Android and BlackBerry phones before Siri Inc. was bought by Apple back in April of 2010.
On April 18, 1930, the BBC announced, “There is no news today,” and played piano music instead.
On April 1, 1974, black smoke was seen rising from Mount Edgecumbe, a volcano in Alaska. When a Coast Guard pilot came closer to investigate, he found 70 tires burning and the words “APRIL FOOL” spray painted into the snow.
The First YouTube Video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.
On April Fool’s day in 1976, BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
Easter will be on April Fool’s Day in 2018.
The world’s first weather map, published in The Times on 1st April 1875, gave the weather for the previous day.
William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the United States, had the shortest term in office, lasting just one month, from March 4 to April 4 1841.
The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary “I quit smoking tobacco.” He died one month later.
“April fools day” is so named because of the “fools” who still celebrated the new year on April 1st instead of the (ten new) January 1st
Wolves have only one breeding season per year – in the winter. They have their puppies in late April or early May. They have their puppies in an underground hole, or den. There are usually four to six puppies in a litter. The puppies grow up fast and are their adult size by the end of their first winter. They are grown up by the time they are two years old.