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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 0 comments
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April Special DaysEdwurd Fudwupper Fibbed BigNational Honesty Day
-- M. Hirsh Goldberg, a former press secretary to a Maryland governor and author of several books, said he chose April 30 because the first day of the month, April Fools Day, celebrates lying, so he wanted to end the month with a focus on honesty. During his research, Goldberg found that individuals lie up to 200 times a day, including white lies, lying by omission and fudging the truth. Source

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Free Printables:
Honesty Printables
Honestly Worksheet

Who Was George Washington?First U.S. President Sworn In
-- The first inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States took place on April 30, 1789. The inaugural ceremony took place on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, then the first US Capitol and the first site where the 1st United States Congress met. Source

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Free Printables:
George Washington
Presidential Election Printables
Presidents of the United States

Great Horned OwlsMinerva released into the Wild
-- On January 22, 2004, a great horned owl named Minerva was found starving on a fence. She had cataracts that prevented her from hunting for food. Veterinarians surgically removed the cataracts and implanted new artificial lenses. After her recuperation time, Minerva was released back into the wild on April 30, 2004. Source

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Free Printables:
Owl Coloring Page
Great Horned Owl Worksheets and Activities

Louisiana PurchaseLouisiana Territory Purchased
-- By a treaty signed on Apr. 30, 1803, the United States purchased from France the Louisiana Territory, more than 2 million sq km (800,000 sq mi) of land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs, about $15 million; $11,250,000 was to be paid directly, with the balance to be covered by the assumption by the United States of French debts to American citizens. Source

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Free Printables:
Louisiana Purchase Coloring Page
Thomas Jefferson Worksheets and Coloring Pages

Who ate all the Cookies?National Oatmeal Cookie Day
-- April 30 marks National Oatmeal Cookie Day in America; though the cookie's roots stretch all the way back to the 1800s as Rome attempted to conquer England. Source

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Free Printables:
Cookie Monster Printables
Printable Cookie Bags
Cookie Swap Printables

Submarines Up CloseFirst Modern Submarine Built
-- Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) made sketches of a submarine and William Bourne, a British mathematician, drew plans for a submarine in 1578. But it was only in 1620 that Cornelius van Drebbel, a Dutch inventor, managed to build a submarine. The first submarine used for military purposes was built in 1776 by David Bushnell (1742-1824) of the US. Two rival inventors from the US developed the first true submarines in the 1890s. Source

Read: Submarines Up Close
Free Printables:
Submarine Printables
Submarine colouring pages

Jazz Day (1991)
- One day of the year is set aside for the world-wide celebration of America's only indigenous art form, and the musicians, past and present who created and sustain it. Created and promoted in 1991, by an avocational musician and bandleader, D. Michael Denny, while he was serving on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Jazz Society.

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