April Fools Day
"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." - American humorist Mark Twain
April Fools Day falls on April 1st each year. April Fools Day is celebrated by playing practical jokes on people. When the innocent victim falls for the joke, the prankster yells, "April Fool!"
House of Representatives Achieves Quorum
On April 1, 1789, the U.S. House of Representatives achieved quorum. Quorum is a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business. The first full meeting was held in New York City.
First Paid Firefighters
On April 1, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first to pay a regular salary to its firefighters. Today there are both paid and volunteer firefighters.