Playing tricks on April 1 is a tradition that dates all the way back to 1517, when Martin Luther nailed a "Kick Me" sign to the church's door. Okay, okay, just kidding. Actually, there are a lot of conflicting stories about the origins of the holiday — some historians blame Pope Gregory XIII, while others say the Romans were the original pranksters.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas March 29, 2018
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