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Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 10th, 1790: The US Patent System was Established

US Patent System was Established April 10th, 1790

The US Patent System is over 200 years old! Here are a few interesting patents to celebrate its founding in 1790. You might be surprised to learn that the United States patent system is almost as old as our nation itself! On April 10th, 1790, President George Washington put his name to a bill that

It’s Time to Beat Diabetes This World Health Day

Beat Diabetes on World Health Day

Today is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is “Beat Diabetes.” Each year, we celebrate World Health Day. This year, we do so with an eye on a very pressing global health concern: diabetes. This condition is on the rise, but it’s often preventable! What can we do? We are hearing more and more

The North Pole was Discovered on April 6th, 1909!

north pole discovered

On this day in 1909, Robert Peary and his team reached the North Pole… sort of. The day was April 6th, 1909. American explorer Robert Peary, along with his assistant Matthew Henson and four Eskimos, believed he had finally realized his lifelong dream. Peary, a United States Navy civil engineer, made his first trip to

Tomorrow is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

Get involved on the Day of Action during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). While we can use the entire month to help raise awareness about the very serious issue of sexual assault and what we can do to prevent it, tomorrow is special. It’s SAAM’s Day of Action. This

It’s April Fool’s Day! Get Your Friends With These Great Pranks

April Fool's Day Pranks

Stumped about what to do for April Fool’s Day? May we suggest these prank ideas? It’s the start of a new month, full of opportunity. It’s also the start of a day filled with fun – it’s April Fool’s Day! Let’s give ourselves and our friends a good laugh with these great (and easy) prank