National 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
Read: Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
• Honesty Printables
• Honestly Worksheet
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
Read: Who Was George Washington?
• George Washington
• Presidential Election Printables
• Presidents of the United States
Minerva 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
Read: Great Horned Owls
• Owl Coloring Page
• Great Horned Owl Worksheets and Activities
Louisiana 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
Read: Louisiana Purchase
• Louisiana Purchase Coloring Page
• Thomas Jefferson Worksheets and Coloring Pages
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
Read: Who ate all the Cookies?
• Cookie Monster Printables
• Printable Cookie Bags
• Cookie Swap Printables
First 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
• Submarine Printables
• Submarine colouring pages
Printable April 2012 Colouring Calendar
- colour and use to keep track of your commitments and social life.
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