plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in April...
April 1 / 1789 - First U.S. House of Representatives elects Speaker / 1946 - Alaskan earthquake triggers massive tsunami / 1970 - Legislation banning cigarette ads is introduced / April Fools Day / National One Cent Day
April 2 / 1513 - Ponce de Leon discovers Florida / 1805 - Hans Christian Anderson is born / 1875 - Automaker Walter Chrysler born / Children's Book Day / Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3 / 1860 - Pony Express debuts / 1936 - Bruno Hauptmann is executed / 1948 - Truman signs Marshall Plan / 1996 - Unabomber arrested / Pillow Fight Day
April 4 / 1949 - NATO Pact is signed / 1960 - Ben-Hur wins 11 Academy Awards / 1968 - Dr. King is assassinated / Cordon Bleu Day / Tell a Lie Day
April 5 / 1614 - Pocahontas marries John Rolfe / 1951 - Rosenbergs sentenced to die for espionage / 1984 - Abdul-Jabbar breaks NBA points record / Read a Map Day / School Librarian Day
April 6 / 1896 - First modern Olympic Games is held / 1909 - Peary's expedition reaches North Pole / 1917 - America enters World War I / Popcorn Day / Sorry Charlie Day
April 7 / 1770 - Poet William Wordsworth is born / 1776 - U.S. Navy captures first British warship / 1994 - The Rwandan genocide / No Housework Day
April 8 / 563 BC - Buddhists celebrate birth of Gautama Buddha / 1974 - Hank Aaron sets new home run record / 1979 - Waltrip beats Petty in last-lap thriller. / Draw a Picture of a Bird Day / Buddha's Birthday / Easter Day
April 9 / 1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders / 1940 - Germany invades Norway / 1959 - First astronauts introduced / Cherish an Antique Day / Name Yourself Day
April 10 / 1866 - Humane Society is founded / 1942 - Bataan Death March Begins / 1963 - Atomic submarine sinks in the Atlantic / Golfer's Day / Siblings Day
April 11 / 1814 - Napolean exiled to Elba / 1945 - U.S. army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp / 1970 - Apollo 13 launched to the moon / Cheese Fondue Day / Eight Track Tape Day
April 12 / 1633 - Gallileo is convicted of heresy / 1861 - The Civil War begins / 1961 - First man in space / Big Wind Day / Look Up at the Sky Day
April 13 / 1742 - Handel's Messiah premiers / 1861 - Fort Sumter surrenders / 1970 - Apollo 13 oxygen tank blows up / 1997 - Tiger Woods wins first Masters / Peach Cobbler Day / Scrabble Day
April 14 / 1865 - President Lincoln is shot / 1912 - Titanic hits iceberg / 1918 - U.S. fliers in first dogfight over the western front / Pecan Day / Reach as High as you Can Day
April 15 / 1865 - President Lincoln pronounced dead / 1912 - Titanic sinks / 1947 - Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier / Rubber Eraser Day
April 16 / 1889 - Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin is born / 1940 - Bob Feller throws no-hitter / 1947 - Texas City explodes / Stress Awareness Day
April 17 / 1790 - Benjamin Franklin dies / 1815 - Volcanic eruption kills 80,000 / 1964 - Ford Mustang debuts / 1970 - Apollo 13 returns to earth / Blah, Blah, Blah Day / Cheese Ball Day
April 18 / 1775 - Paul Revere's Ride / 1906 - The Great San Francisco Earthquake / 1942 - Dolittle leads raid on Tokyo / 1945 - Journalist Ernie Pyle is killed in combat
April 19 / 1775 - American Revolution begins / 1897 - First Boston Marathon is held / 1995 - Truck bomb explodes in Oklahoma City / Garlic Day
BE CREATIVE, make your response interesting and fun to read.
TAKE PRIDE in your work.
EDIT AND SHARE the final product with others.
May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
April 20 / 1871 - Klu Klux Act is passed / 1999 - Massacre at Columbine High School / 2008 - Danica Patrick first woman to win Indy 500 / Look Alike Day
April 21 / 753 - Rome founded / 1930 - Prisoners left to burn in Ohio fire / 1989 - Chinese students begin protests at Tiananmen Square / Kindergarten Day
April 22 / 1889 - Oklahoma land rush begins / 1915 - Germans introduce poison gas / First Earth Day / Girl Scout Leader Day
April 23 / 1564 - William Shakespeare is born / 1954 - Hank Aaron hits first home run of MLB career / 1975 - America announces that Vietnam War is finished / Picnic Day / Take A Chance Day
April 24 / 1800 - Library of congress is established / 1945 - President Truman is briefed on Manhattan Project / 1980 - Hostage rescue mission ends in disaster / PIgs in a Blanket Day
April 25 / 1719 - Robinson Crusoe is published / 1859 - Ground broken for the Suez Canal / 1990 - Hubble Telescope place in orbit / Plumbers Day / World Penguin Day
April 26 / 1865 - Lincoln assassin, John Wilkes Booth, dies / 1954 - Polio vaccine trials begin / 1986 - Nuclear disaster at Chernobyl / Hug an Australian Day / Richter Scale Day
April 27 / 1521 - Magellan killed in the Philippines / 1773 - Parliament passes the Tea Act / 1865 - Tragedy on the Mississippi / Morse Code Day / Tell a Story Day / Arbor Day
April 28 / 1789 - Mutiny on the Bounty / 1945 - Benito Mussolini is executed / 1995 - Gas pipe explodes in South Korea
April 29 / 1945 - Dachau concentration camp liberated / 1991 - Cyclone kills 135,00 in Bangladesh / 2011 - Britain's Prince William weds Kate Middleton / Zipper Day
April 30 / 1803 - Louisiana Purchase / 1945 - Hitler commits suicide / 1975 - South Vietnam surrenders / Hairstyle Appreciation Day / Honesty Day