Let the Games begin!

On this day in 1896, the 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece, 1500 years after the original games were banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.

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International Debut

On this day in 1904, the first international rugby league match was played between England and an other Nationalities Team (Welsh and Scottish players) at Central Park, Wigan, England.

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Arachnophobia

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Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka on this day in 2003.

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Hang 10!

Did you know a Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever – a 50-foot tidal wave?

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And so the lessons begin…

On this day in 1921, Albert Einstein lectured in New York City on his new “Theory of Relativity”.

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April Fool’s Day

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April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting “April fool” at the unfortunate victim(s).

Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.

Aside from April Fools’ Day, the custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbour has historically been relatively common in the world.

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Easter Sunday

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World Record Building

On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years.

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Good Friday

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Last Day

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Today is the last day of school before the Easter break.

Don’t forget school closes at 1.30pm.

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