What Happened This Week in History?
- April 13, 1796- First known elephant arrives in the United States from Bengal, India
- April 14, 1939- "The Grapes of Wrath" novel by John Steinbeck is published
- April 15, 1983- Disneyland in Tokyo is opened
- April 16, 1999- Shania Twain became first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriter Association International
- April 17, 1937- Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, and Petunia Pig debut
- April 18, 1775- "The British are Coming!" Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to proclaim this famous saying during the American Revolution
- April 19, 1927- Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex