This Day in History: 04/01/1700 - April Fools tradition popularized

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April 1st, also known as April Fools Day is explained by Russell Mitchell in this video clip from This Day In History along with other events occurring on this day. This includes the launching of the first successful weather satellite, TIROS-1. The Canadian province of Nunavut, which included the homeland of Inuit's/Eskimos Baffin Island, was declared independent on April 1st. Also, the US House of Representatives met for the first time in New York.

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