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TOP 10 EVENTS IN APRIL POP CULTURE HISTORY
April 1, 1976 – Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Also, the little known Kiwi Computer Company began in Australia but eventually went down under.
April 3, 1860 – The Pony Express began service, between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. The Sloth Express also began service but business was slow and died out.
April 4, 1964 – The Beatles occupied all of the top five positions on the Billboard singles chart in the United States, with Can’t Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Please Please Me. Also, another group called The Beetles broke onto the scene but were quickly exterminated by an aggressive band called RAID!
April 5, 1997 – The Crocodile Hunter premiered on Animal Planet. The Alligator Wrangler also debuted then but was canceled soon afterwards as they bit off more than they could chew!
April 6, 1896 – In Athens, Greece was the opening of the first modern Olympic Games 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. Athens, Ohio also began their own Olympics but could only afford 1 of the 5 rings used in the universal symbol.
April 7, 1906 – (Volcano) Mount Vesuvius erupted and devastated Naples, Italy. Also, each winter the Snowbirds move in and devastate Naples, Florida!
April 10, 1953 – The House of Wax, in 3-D and starring Vincent Price, opened at New York’s Paramount Theater. Also, The House of Wax Paper opened in Slick, Oklahoma but business began to slide as the experience just wouldn’t stick with anyone!
April 14, 1818 – Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language. Also, Mr. Webster got married shortly after the dictionary was introduced and due to many intense arguments a 2nd edition was soon published!
April 19, 1977 – The Amazing Spider-Man debuted on CBS. This was also known as the first WEBSITE promoted on Television!
April 25, 1983 – Pioneer 10 traveled beyond Pluto’s orbit. The astronauts reportedly felt a little GOOFY about this voyage!