Month at a glance
We begin the month with our customary and traditional (so far) first-of-the-monthly report from The Stillwater Scouter:
“April is Frog Month and Poetry Month. The 14th-22nd observes National Park Week.
“April 1, 1318, was the day Berwick-upon-Tweed was captured by the Scottish from the English.
“April 2, 1792, was the day the Coinage Act was passed, establishing the United States Mint and authorizing the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins and the silver dollar, half dollar, quarter, dime, and half-dime.
“Robert Walpole became Britain’s first Lord of the Treasury, effectively Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult until much later), on April 3, 1721.
“April 4, 1818, saw Congress decide the U.S. flag should have 13 red and white stripes plus 20 stars.
“On April 5, 1792, George Washington cast the first presidential veto.
“April 6, 1789, was the day the U.S. Congress began regular sessions at the Federal Hall in New York City.
“The Rogers & Hammerstein musical ‘South Pacific’ debuted on Broadway on April 7, 1948.*
“On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment was ratified, requiring direct election of senators.
“The first aerial ferry bridge went into operation in Duluth, Minnesota, on April 9, 1905.
“Walter Hunt patented the safety pin on April 10, 1849. He sold the rights for $100.
“On April 11, 1945, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany. World War II was winding down.**
“* The Stillwater Scouter suggests we will not be seeing the likes of this again soon.
“** That’s all for ‘Month at a glance,’ Friends. Thank you for the fun. The Stillwater Scouter intends to tender an epilogue at some point.”
BULLETIN BOARD SAYS: We have to presume that this farewell is not The Stillwater Scouter‘s idea of an April Fool’s joke.
We thank him for his service (to Bulletin Board, and otherwise) and wish him all the best.
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