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April Fool's Day, 1942
Could Happen On No Other Day. (1942) "Here is what the Kingsport Times' photographer, Ronnie Ezell, claims is the prize picture of the year (well, day anyway). He says this plane sliced the steeple at the First Presbyterian Church and despite the condition of the airplane's wing fluttered off in the direction of Gate City. (Or maybe the photographer said he was the one who had just fluttered in from Gate City.)" [Kingsport Times (Tennessee) - Apr 1, 1942]
Phoomph. (1942) "Men at the Fort Riley, Kan., remount replacement center voted Judy Canova the April Fool glamour girl.

"She has phoomph instead of oomph," they explained in inviting her to be the presiding wallflower at one of their Wednesday night dances.

The April Fool pattern followed through. She's going to accept." [AP]

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