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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Fatal Shooting -- April Fool's Day, 1915
James Pooley, a bartender in Evansville, Indiana, shot and killed Frank Stein, a saloon porter. Pooley claimed he thought the gun was unloaded and was playing an April Fool joke on Stein. Walter Schmidel, owner of the saloon, later admitted that he had removed an old weapon that had been behind the bar and had replaced it with a loaded revolver. [The Indianapolis Star, Apr 2, 1915.]

April Fool Categories: Crime, Poorly Received, United States, 1915.
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