Apr 1, 2017
April 1. In 1578, William Harvey discovered blood circulation. In 1748, the ruins of Pompeii were found. In 1778, Oliver Pollock created the “$” symbol. In 1924, Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for high treason. (Too bad it wasn’t 50.) In 1929, Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo. In 1933, Nazi Germany called for a boycott of Jewish businesses (Step 1). In 1970, President Nixon signed a bill banning cigarette advertisements on TV and radio. In 1976, Apple Computer began. In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage. In 2004, Google announced gmail. Happy Birthday, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alberta Hunter, Maria Polydouri, Debbie Reynolds, Gil Scot-Heron. It’s Fossil Fools Day and Edible Book Day. Mission: Eat a fossil fool. There are many.