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1

527

Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.

2

The earliest recorded association between 1 April and foolishness

Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1392)

3

Poisson D'vril

This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed.

4

2004

Google announces Gmail to the public

5

2001

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first contemporary country to allow it.

6

1976

Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.

7

1971

President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971.

8

1957

The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama.

9

1948

Cold War: Berlin Airlift — Military forces, under direction of the Soviet-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.

10

1946

Aleutian Island earthquake: An 8.6 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159, mostly in Hilo.

11

1919

The Staatliches Bauhaus school is founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.

12

April birthstone

Diamond

13

April zodiac

Aries* First symbol the Ram (until April 20) and Taurus the Bull (April 21

14

April birth flower

Daisy or Sweet Pea

15

As you like it

Touchstone

16

The Fool

King Lear

17

Trinculo

The Tempest

18

A midsummer night's dream

Bottom the Weaver

19

Henry V 1,2

Falstaff

20

Macbeth

The Porter

21

Hamlet

The Gravediggers

22

Twelfth Night

Feste