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April 1st - Fools, Quorums and Firefighters
April 1st - Fools, Quorums and Firefighters

April 1st - Fools, Quorums and Firefighters

Beverly Hernandez
Here's a more detailed list of April Holidays and Events with worksheets, coloring pages and activities to provide teachable moments for April 1st.

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.

For April 1-15, click on the squares below.
For April 16-30 Holidays, go to April Events 16th - 30th
For an overview, go to April Fundays Calendar

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