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April 15

What happened on April 15? Fast-food’s iconic McDonald’s opened its first franchise restaurant in Des Plaines in 1955. On the same date, Insulin became generally available for use by people with diabetes in 1923. American Airlines was founded in 1926 to fly people all over … Read more…April 15

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April 14

What happened on April 14? Iron Man, the first movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was released 2008. On the very same day that car manufacturer Volvo was founded in Sweden 1927.And when the foundation stone of the incredibly beautiful Nantes Cathedral was laid in … Read more…April 14

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April 13

What happened on April 13? The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City in 1870 on this artsy day. We celebrate 4 wonderful artists today and kick off by wishing a very happy birthday to singer Lou Bega (*1975). Let’s dance some … Read more…April 13

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April 12

What happened on April 12? The Union Flag, also known as the ‘Union Jack’, was adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships in 1606. And happy days in Europe on this day in 1992, as it opened and adopted its branch of phantasy-adventure-park … Read more…April 12

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April 11

What happened on April 11? Apple introduced their first computer on this day in 1976; the Apple I.And on the same date in 1970, NASA launched one of their masterpieces; the Apollo 13. There aren’t many machines journalist and TV host Jeremy Clarkson (*1960) hasn’t … Read more…April 11

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April 10

What happened on April 10? Ahoy, mateys! RMS Titanic set sail on her fatal maiden voyage from Southampton in the UK in 1912.A sad moment in history, yet important to remember. That’s why it is great to have movies, songs and books commemorate historic events … Read more…April 10

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April 9

What happened on April 9? French poet Charles Baudelaire (*1821) is joined by many celebrating celebrities today! Only one of them is old enough to have experienced something truly magical. Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville made the oldest known recording of an audible human voice on … Read more…April 9

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April 8

What happened on April 8? One of Belgium’s many singing heroes, Jacques Brel (*1929), celebrates his birthday on this merry day. 25 years earlier, in 1904, Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square. Fun fact: it was named after The New York Times … Read more…April 8

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April 7

What happened on April 7? Good day, you lovely people!It’s World Health Day today. We bet you do feel healthy and happy already and send you another big dose of positive vibes. Keep being awesome, you. We all know it’s never an awesome or healthy … Read more…April 7

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April 6

What happened on April 6? Swedish pop band ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Waterloo” in 1974, launching their international career. And one year later, American actor and director Zach Braff (*1975) got his life launched by his parents. There are many … Read more…April 6

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