Here's to April!

Here's to April!

APRIL’S LIGHTER SIDE

The Word “Beans”

A teacher asked her students to use the word "beans" in a sentence. "My father grows beans," said one girl. "My mother cooks beans," said a boy. A third student spoke up, "We are all human beans."

Are Bugs Good To Eat?

A boy asks his father, "Dad, are bugs good to eat?" "That's disgusting. Don't talk about things like that over dinner," the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, "Now, son, what did you want to ask me?" "Oh, nothing," the boy says. "There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone."

 

INTERESTING DAYS IN APRIL

Following are a list of many things which are held this April.

 

April 1 - April Fools’ Day is celebrated each year on the first day of April as a day for practical jokes to be played on each other. It is not a national holiday, but is well known in Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and the United States.

April 9 - The American Civil War ended in 1865. April 9, 1865, the date Lee surrendered to Grant in the village of Appomattox Court House, is generally accepted as the end of the war. Because of the poor communications of the time, other groups continued to fight, and surrender, for several months afterward. The death toll is estimated at 620,000.

April 11-14 - The 2019 Masters Tournament will be the 83rd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf's four major championships to be held in 2019. It will be held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

April 13 - Thomas Jefferson Birthday - Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States and served from March 4, 1801 thru March 4, 1809 and is said to have been the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776).

April 15 - Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon is a major marathon held every year on Patriots’ Day, which is the third Monday in April, in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world and is one of the six World Marathon Majors. The five other World Marathon events are the Tokyo Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and New York Marathon.

April 21 - Easter Sunday - The earliest Easter can fall is March 22 which occurred in 1818 but will not occur again in the 21st century. The latest date is April 25 and will not occur until 2038.

April 22 - Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970, at a time when concern for the environment was just emerging as a public issue. More than twenty million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate their concern for the environment, making it the largest demonstration in the nation's history.

 

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