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Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Stealing the Alamo -- April Fool's Day, 1936
The San Antonio Light revealed that a plot to move the Alamo from San Antonio to Dallas had been foiled at the last minute:
Dallas Foiled In Plot To Remove Alamo
Vigilance of patriotic San Antonians Wednesday was all that saved the historic Alamo for this city. Since Dallas was awarded main Centennial celebration, its citizens have been casting envious eyes on the shrine of Texas liberty. Early rising San Antonians today were astounded to find the Alamo had been loaded on trucks, preparatory to being taken bodily to Dallas for exhibition at the Centennial. Irate citizens and hastily summoned police halted the outrage and restored Alamo to its proper place.

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