The Curiosity Calendar: April, 2017
A curiosity calendar is an odd assortment of things half forgotten or never known–events, people, critters, science, the arts. It started off looking like a calendar until we discovered that what we wanted to paste into the small boxes only worked the way it was designed on a 20″+ computer screen. So now it works more like the monthly overview in a day book.
|April 3||Celebrate the Pony Express! The first post sent via Pony Express left St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1860 and arrived in Sacramento, California on April 13.
Places to Go:
|April 4||Let’s hear it for circumnavigation. On April 4, 1581, Queen Elizabeth knighted Sir Francis Drake “Sir.” He didn’t get the title until she slapped his shoulders with a sword.|