April Factoids

April

Dates below are from the April 2017 calendar.*

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April is School Library Month. View the Libraries, Literature and Learning Collection.

April is National Poetry Month. View the Poetry Month Collection.

 

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Actor, Dancer and Poet Dr. Maya Angelou was born April 4, 1928. (Periscope)

Musician Hugh Masekela was born in Witbank, South Africa on April 4, 1939. (Artopia)

 

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Celebrate National Library Week - April 9-15, 2017. View the Libraries, Literature and Learning Collection.

 

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Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute founded The Denmark Industrial School on April 14, 1897. In 1967, the school became Voorhees College(Road Trip)

 

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Earth Day began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. View the Environmental Awareness Collection.

 

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The Matthew J. Perry, Jr. United States Courthouse was dedicated on April 23, 2004. (Road Trip)

 

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Poet and playwright August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945. (Artopia)

 

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30.

 

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