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The Story Behind April Fool’s Day – (Steve April 1779)

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Did you know that April 1st is named Fool’s Day after Steve April?

It is a truly remarkable story that I had no idea about until today!

He was born on April 1st, 1779. As a child, he was considered a genius, learned to read and write at a young age, wrote opera librettos, music and poetry. He graduated with an economics degree from Yale when he was 19 but had no sense of business. So every year, he created a new company on April 1st and is known to create over 50 businesses ranging from furniture stores to abstract stores.

But they all eventually went to bankruptcy; Steve April just kept borrowing and borrowing and eventually filed for bankruptcy on April 1st 1803(ironically) Because of all of his misfortunes, he was then known as the king of fools. 

He became desolated and a loner but indulged in his real passion: reading. And read he did, Steve April read over 1000 books and in these books, there were plenty of fake stories. 

But Steve’s passion was the fake stories and he spent countless hours reading fake stories, just like you are doing now. 🙂🤣

Happy April’s fools day! 

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Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Oh you got me!


Friday 1st of April 2022

That was very entertaining good one