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April Senior Activities Week Three (Days 15-21)

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April 15

Abraham Lincoln Dies - John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln while he attended a play at the Ford's Theater in Washington the night before he succumbed to his head injury in 1865. Lincoln's tall stature and top hat makes him one of the most recognizable of U.S. Presidents. Celebrate today with your favorite theater play and complete this Lincoln trivia activity.

April 16

First Booklet of Postage Stamps Issued - What stands between sending your friend or relative a postcard that lives on the other side of the country? A postage stamp. On this day, in 1900, the two-cent stamps were available in books of 12, 24, and 48 stamps.

April 17

Jerrie Mock Flew Around the World Solo - From the Wright brothers to Amelia Earhart, the flying industry has grown by leaps and bounds. On this day in 1964, Jerrie Mock achieved the goal that Amelia Earhart never received the chance to complete. Celebrate today by flying a kite and completing this aviation pioneer activity.

Abraham Lincoln Quote

April 18

First Laundromat Opened in Fort Worth, Texas - A laundromat can come in handy if you are out of town or cannot access your personal washer/dryer immediately. The evolution of the washing machine helped to spur the popularity of the laundromat. Celebrate today with this fill in the blank activity to identify laundry objects.

April 19

Baseball Player's Names - As early as the beginning of the 1900s, baseball players were catching the ball with their bare hands and standing behind batters without any facial or chest protection. In 1960, baseball player's names were beginning to be displayed on the back of their jerseys. Celebrate today with a game of baseball and this name that baseball players activity.

April 20

Month of the Military Child - The military child faces many challenges, such as: a deployed parent, living in various locations, and life transitions. Today was created to celebrate the child that struggles and sacrifices their parent for their country. Celebrate today by remembering military loved ones and completing this military branch activity.

April 21

Largest White Shark Catch - In the depths of the deep blue sea there are species that have yet to be discovered, but a creature that can be identified by its many teeth (the shark) has been researched for years. In 1959, Alf Dean caught a white shark that weighed 2,664 pounds and was the largest catch with a rod and reel. Celebrate today with a trip to the local fishing pond and completing this 10 things you can find activity.

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