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Starting with a day for pranks and fools, April brings the giddiness of spring to the northern hemisphere. Here’s what else happens during this month.
Assassination of Lincoln (April 14, 1865)
Was Booth just a crazed person who randomly shot President Lincoln? Or, was his assassination of the President something carefully thought out and executed? Why did he do it? We'll take a look at the answers to these questions.
Chernobyl Disaster (April 26, 1986)
In 1979, TMI in Middletwon, PA, had a meltdown that released virtually no radiation into the atmosphere. Still, the government took precautions and evacuated the residents. In 1986, Chernobyl´s reactor number 4 exploded, but nothing was really done about it. What caused the disaster?
Columbine HS Massacre April 20
Two high school seniors, Eric Harris and Dylan Klobold, planned a brutal attack on their high school after months of preparing and planning. Much of their plans did not succeed, and yet they killed 12 students, one teacher and injured several others.
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Make sure to celebrate International Moment of Laughter Day as well as Take a Chance Day. April has some pretty crazy holidays from a day of lies to a day of truth and little bit of shrimp scampi on the side!
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