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History: April 1 – On this day back in 1770 April Fools’ tradition popularized

On April 1, 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.

Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery.

Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar,

The History of April Fools’ Day

Today is April Fools’ Day– and over the years numerous companies have pulled some classic pranks on the public. One America News examines the origins of the holiday, and recaps some of the famous pranks.

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