Interactive "On This Day in History" Calendar
April 2019

April is “National Poetry Month” and “National Frog Month”

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First Photograph of the Sun Taken, 1845
Hans Christian Andersen born, 1805
Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
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Jane Goodall (biologist) born, 1934
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School Librarian Day

Write a book report on your favorite book.

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Read a Road Map Day
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Rob't. E. Peary, M. Henson, and four Eskimos were first people to reach North Pole, 1909
Raphael (artist) born, 1483
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World Health Day
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NASA announced its first seven astronauts, 1959
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Encourage a Young Writer Day
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Scientists measure the distance between the Earth and moon to within one inch, 1985
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major-league baseball (an exhibition game), 1947
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First Quarter Moon
7:06 PM GMT
First Space Shuttle (STS-1 Columbia), launched from Florida
Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, 1961
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Nepalese New Year
Thomas Jefferson born, 1743
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Titanic hits iceberg, 1912
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Leonardo da Vinci born, 1452
Abraham Lincoln died, 1865
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Wilbur Wright (aviator) born, 1867
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Canada's Constitution Adopted, 1982
Gerry Mock became first woman to fly solo around world, 1964
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Independence Day, Zimbabwe
San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Paul Revere Day
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Good Friday
Passover

Passover begins at sundown.

U.S. Revolutionary War Began, 1775
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Easter
Elizabeth II, Queen of England, born, 1926
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Cesar Chavez (labor leader) died, 1993
Slay a Dragon Day

Color a dragon printout, or draw your own.

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First US Cross-country Car Trip, 1908

The Murdocks left LA in a Packard and arrived in NYC in 32 days, 5 hours, and 25 minutes. Label a map of the US and trace a route from California to New York.

Library of Congress Founded, 1800
Hubble Space Telescope launched into Earth orbit, 1990
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ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps)
First seeing eye dog used, 1928
Take Your Daughter to Work Day
4th Thursday in April
Cuckoo Day
DNA Day
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Arbor Day
Last Friday in April
Last Quarter Moon
10:18 PM GMT
John James Audubon born, 1785
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Freedom Day, South Africa, Commemorating Democratic Elections
Johannes Kepler born, 1571
Playground Safety Day
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Thor Heyerdahl began Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki, 1947
Maryland became a state, 1788
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Showa Day, Japan
Electric arc lights were used for the first time (in Cleveland, Ohio, USA), 1879
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George Washington took office as first US President, 1789
King Carl Gustav of Sweden born, 1946
Louisiana became a state, 1812
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