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Grand Exhibition of Donkeys -- April Fool's Day, 1864
On March 31st, 1864, the Evening Star of Islington announced that a "grand exhibition of donkeys" would be held the next day at the Agricultural Hall. Early the next morning a large crowd gathered outside of the hall. Slowly it dawned on them that they themselves were the donkeys.

April Fool Categories: Animals, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1860s.
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