April's birthstone is the diamond.

April is Autism Awareness Month.

On April 1, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to "see the lions washed" - an early April Fool's Day joke.

On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee.  
On April 9, 1939 Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused her permission to sing at Constitutional Hall because of her race. 

On April 10, 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby.
On April 11, 1951 President Truman removed Gen. Douglas MacArthur from command.

On April 13, 1974 Bennie and the Jets peaked at Number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100.  

In April 1920, Ernest Hemingway was living in Paris and filing stories for the Toronto Star.

On April 19, 1995 Timothy McVeigh and others detonated a bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, including 19 children.

Adolph Hitler was born on April 20, 1889.
On April 24, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson arrived in Huntington, West Virginia to launch his War on Poverty,  an effort to end poverty in Appalachia.  

On April 25, 1940 Al Pacino was born in East Harlem.  
In April 1955 Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier III while heading the U.S. delegation to the Cannes Film Festival.

On April 28, 1926 Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama.

On April 30, 1975 Saigon fell.  
Image:  Pink Paris by Honeytree

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