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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Reagan Heads Barstow Parade -- April Fool's Day, 1986
Radio station KIOT in Barstow, California announced that a parade was to be held through the city, and that President Reagan would participate in it as the grand marshal. A few people showed up and waited in the heat for the parade (which had never been scheduled).

April Fool Categories: Politics, Radio, United States, 1986, Wild Goose Chase.
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