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Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
A black lion: real or fake?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Cursed by Allah
Ah! You April Fool! -- April Fool's Day, 1826

"Sir, there's something out of your pocket."
"Where?"
"There!"
"What?"
"Your hand, sir—Ah! You April fool!"

April Fool Categories: 1800-1849, Street Pranks.
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