APRIL 15, 2020
ASL Day — American Sign Language Day; learn some simple signs and open up a whole new world of communication!
National Banana Day — Celebrate that long, yellow fruit loved by monkeys and toddlers everywhere. Try one fresh out of the peel or in your favorite recipe.
National Rubber Eraser Day — The unsung hero of test takers with a Number 2 pencil everywhere!
School Librarians’ Day — Time to toot our own horn. We are the keepers of resources, and the finders of all the things. Sometimes unseen and unnoticed, but always vital to the school community.
|LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519) — Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor.|
|CHARLES WILSON PEALE (1741-1827) — American painter and soldier famous for his portraits of American Revolutionary leaders.|
|HENRY JAMES (1843-1916) — American novelist & short story writer (The Portrait of a Lady, The Turn of the Screw)|
|NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV (1894-1971) — Russian general and politician, 7th Premier of the Soviet Union|
|KIM IL-SUNG (1912-1994) –North Korean general and politician. 1st Supreme Leader of North Korea|
|SETH ROGEN (1982) — American actor, screenwriter, comedian & producer (Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Steve Jobs)|
|EMMA WATSON (1990) — English actress. (Harry Potter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Beauty and the Beast)|
TODAY IN HISTORY
|1783 – The preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolution are ratified by Congress.|
|1865 – President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot by John Wilkes Booth the previous evening. Andrew Johnson assumes the presidency upon his death.|
|1892 – The General Electric Company is founded in Schenectady, NY.|
|1924 – Rand McNally published its first road atlas|
|1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball.|
|1955 – A McDonald’s restaurant franchise location is opened by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Illinois, marking the “founding” of the fast food empire.|