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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Ill-Timed Joke -- April Fool's Day, 1920
Amos McKeand of Oakland, California was about to go home when he discovered that someone had replaced the front wheel of his motorcycle with a wheel from a baby carriage. Suspecting it was his colleague, R.W. Moore, he decided to retaliate by removing the generator from Moore's machine. While doing this, he was arrested by a patrolman and taken to jail. He appeared the next morning in police court and announced that he was off practical jokes forever. [Oakland Tribune, Apr 2, 1920.]

April Fool Categories: Crime, Cars, United States, 1920, Office Pranks.
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