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April 2016 Educators' Calendar

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1

April Fools' Day

First BBC Spoof Programme for April Fool's Day (1957)

Apple Computer Founded (1976)

Ayatollah Khomeini Announced Creation of Islamic Theocracy in Iran (1979)

2

International Children's Book Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Author Hans Christian Andersen Born (1805)

Argentina Seized Falkland Islands from Britain (1982)

3

Primatologist Jane Goodall Born (1934)

First Ever Mobile Phone Call (1972)

4

Treaty Creating NATO Signed in Washington D.C. (1949)

Civil Rights Leader Martin L. King Jr. Assassinated (1968)

Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Executed (1979)

5

Surgeon Joseph Lister Born (1827)

6

Artist Raphael Born (1483)

First Modern Olympics (1896)

Poet John Betjeman Born (1906)

North Pole First Reached (1909)

7

UN World Health Day

Poet William Wordsworth Born (1770)

Rwandan Genocide Began (1994)

8

Artist Pablo Picasso Died (1973)

9

Captain James Cook Discovered Botany Bay (1770)

First Full-Colour Film Shown (1914)

Winston Churchill Named 1st Honorary U.S. Citizen (1963)

Prince Charles Married Camilla Parker Bowles (2005)

10

Publisher Joseph Pulitzer Born (1847)

Titanic Set Sail (1912)

Beatles Officially Split (1970)

Northern Ireland "Good Friday Accord" Reached (1998)

11

Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin Overthrown (1979)

Persian Gulf War Cease-Fire Signed (1991)

12

U.S. Civil War Began (1861)

First Man in Space (1961)

13

Handel's Messiah Premiered (1742)

Russian Revolutionary Vladimir Lenin Born (1870)

Oxygen Tank Burst on Apollo 13 (1970)

14

Webster's First Dictionary Copyrighted (1828)

The Titanic Hit Iceberg (1912)

15

Artist Leonardo da Vinci Born (1452)

Malta Awarded George Cross for Bravery (1942)

Allies Liberated Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (1945)

16

World Voice Day

Battle of Culloden (1746)

First Flight Across the English Channel By a Woman (1912)

17

World Haemophilia Day

Khmer Rouge Came to Power (1975)

18

London Bridge Sold (1968)

19

American Revolution Began (1775)

Pope Benedict XVI Named (2005)

20

Apollo 16 Landed on the Moon (1972)

21

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday (1926)

City of Rome Founded (753 BC)

WWI Pilot "Red Baron" Killed in Action (1918)

22

Earth Day

Passover Begins at Sundown

Pedro Alvares Cabral Discovered Brazil (1500)

Henry VIII Became King of England (1509)

23

St. George's Day

World Book and Copyright Day

Author William Shakespeare Born (1564)

24

Novelist Anthony Trollope Born (1815)

Hubble Telescope Launched into Space (1990)

25

World Malaria Day

Military Leader Oliver Cromwell Born (1599)

British, Australian & New Zealand Forces Landed at Gallipoli (1915)

26

Artist Leonardo da Vinci Born (1452)

Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Disaster (1986)

First Multi-Racial Elections Held in South Africa (1994)

27

Sierra Leone Gained Independence from Great Britain (1961)

28

Fletcher Christian Led Mutiny on Bounty (1789)

Italian Politician Benito Mussolini Executed (1945)

Kon-Tiki Raft Set Sail Across Pacific (1947)

First Space Tourist Launched into Space (2001)

29

International Dance Day

Dachau Concentration Camp Liberated (1945)

30

International Jazz Day

Vietnam War Ended (1975)

Libya Accepted Responsibility for Bombing Over Lockerbie (2003)

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