Tuesday, April 9, 2013

On This Day

The Civil War ended on April 9th, 1865. This is the day that Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to Ulysses Grant at the Appomattox Court House, located in Virginia. However, fighting continued until May 9th, 1865, since it took awhile for all the fighting troops to be contacted about the ending of the war.

On April 15, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

I had a feeling that something important happened today, than asked my mom if it had anything to do with the Civil War. I thought that it was a fun fact to share.

Appomattox Court House back then.

Appomattox Court House now, I don't know how recent.

Monday, April 1, 2013


Since today is April Fool's Day, I was wondering what do your families do for April Fools? What are some of the jokes you play on your family?