Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 13th thru April 19th

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

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