Monthly Archives: April 2019

April 30, 2015

On April 30, 2015, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft crashed into the surface of Mercury. The space-probe sent back more than 270,000 pictures to earth during its journey. GEICO refused to pay on NASA’s accident claim. NASA claimed that Mercury just jumped … Continue reading

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April 29, 1879

On April 29, 1879, in Cleveland, Ohio, electric arc lights are used for the first time. Moths are immediately attracted and addicted. The new, brighter, artificially created lights seemed to have a stronger and more immediate reaction from the moths … Continue reading

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April 28, 1896

On April 28, 1896, the Addressograph was patented by J.S. Duncan. What is the Addressograph you ask? It was a machine that would print addresses on letters, thereby speeding up the process of mass mailings. Thank you J.S. Duncan, because … Continue reading

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April 27, 1938

On April 27, 1938, Geraldine Apponyi married King Zog of Albania. She was the first American to ever become an actual Queen of another country. To be fair, she never lived in America, nor was she born in America. She … Continue reading

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April 26, 1980

On April 26, 1980, professional stuntman, Peter Horak set the world record for the longest jump by a jet-boat during the filming of the movie, “A Man Who Fell From the Sky”. He jumped 120 feet with the boat. Since … Continue reading

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April 25, 1886

On April 25, 1886, Sigmund Freud opened his practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna, Austria. The world learned that a cigar is never just a cigar, all men want to return to the womb subconsciously, and that dream where you see … Continue reading

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April 24, 1895

On April 24, 1895, American Joshua Slocum started his journey that would see him finish the first solo circumnavigation of the world. He left Boston, Massachusetts in his sloop, the “Spray” and sailed single-handed around the world. He stopped at … Continue reading

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April 23, 2009

On April 23, 2009 in Canada, the Apology Act passed. This law made it illegal to assume that a Canadian was at fault for just saying, “I’m sorry” or “Sorry aboot that”. In fact, the national greeting in Canada is … Continue reading

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April 22, 1963

On April 22, 1963, Lester B. Pearson was sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada. He chose dagnabit, gee willickers, and fudging eh, as his swear words. Queen Elizabeth sent him a telegram congratulating him on his excellent … Continue reading

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April 21, 1918

On April 21, 1918, during World War I, German pilot Baron Manfred von Richthofen, “the Red Baron”, was shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. The Red Baron was considered the top ace of aerial combat during … Continue reading

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