Monthly Archives: April 2020

April 30, 1945

On April 30, 1945 just one day after being married, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. Many married couples throughout the world understood immediately. Several of the World’s leaders opined that if Adolph and Eva had met and married … Continue reading

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April 29, 1715

On April 29, 1715, English astronomer, John Flamsteed, observed Uranus for the sixth time. Heheh. The twelve year-old in me never tires of that. Uranus. Heheheheheh.

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April 28, 1992

On April 28, 1992, the US Agriculture Department unveiled the food pyramid diet chart. Jim Bob Thibodeaux of Demopolis, Alabama was so impressed he released his own. Although, to be honest, it was more of a mound in a roughly … Continue reading

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April 27, 1578

On April 27, 1578, the Duel of the Mignons happened and claimed the lives of two of the favorite retainers of Henry III of France and two of the favorite retainers of Henry I, Duke of Guise. What was a … Continue reading

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April 26, 1954

On April 26, 1954, mass trials of Jonas Salk’s anti-polio vaccine began. The first shot was delivered in Fairfax County, Virginia. More than 443,000 children received the shots in the first three months. Nowhere did anyone say, “Only .5% of … Continue reading

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April 25, 1962

On April 25, 1962, the Cleveland Indians baseball team traded catcher Harry Chiti to the new expansion team, the New York Mets for a player to be named later. On June 15, 1962, 51 days later, the New York Mets … Continue reading

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April 24, 1519

On April 24, 1519, the envoys of Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor of Mexico, attended the first Easter mass in Central America as guests of Spanish conqueror, excuse me, Spanish colonizer, wait, of Spanish tourist, Hernan Cortes. The Aztecan envoys … Continue reading

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April 23, 1988

On April 23, 1988, a new US federal law went into effect that banned smoking on flights that were under two hours. Smokers went nuts. They whined and wheezed that their right to smoke was being trampled on. They would … Continue reading

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April 22, 238

On April 22, 238 CE, the year 238 CE became known as the Year of the Six Emperors. It was on this date that the Roman Senate outlawed the current emperor Maximinus Thrax for being an overall, just unlikable, murdering … Continue reading

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April 21, 1649

On April 21, 1649, the English colony, Maryland, passed the Maryland Toleration Act, which allowed all in the colony to worship freely. Well, if they were Christian. Moslems, pagans, atheists, Native Americans, and Jews weren’t allowed the right to worship … Continue reading

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