On April 18, 1906, an earthquake and fire destroyed 80% of San Francisco: here's a documentary, Library of Congress footage of the destruction, and side by side film of Market Street two weeks before the earthquake compared to afterward.
The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates.
The McDonalds Monopoly Fraud: from 1995 to 2001, there was only one real winner - Uncle Jerry.
T'was the eighteenth of April in seventy-five: The midnight ride of William Dawes and Samuel Prescott (and Paul Revere)
You are always within three feet of a spider: Fact or Fiction?
Doing the math: Could you get drunk from drinking a drunk person's blood?
ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include Cadbury Egg history, marshmallow peep violence, the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination (and the eyewitness who appeared on TV in 1956), a first-person account of the sinking of the Titanic, and lots of creepy Easter Bunny photos.