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Monday, April 1, 2013
<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/turnitup/chi-lollapalooza-tickets-20130401,0,1568324.column" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lollapalooza on way to sellout; day-by-day lineups set</a>Chicago TribuneAfter signing a 10-year contract last year with the Chicago Park District that will keep Lollapalooza in Grant Park through 2022, Jones
April 1 in history:
- Every year: April Fool's Day, on which people play tricks on one another, is celebrated in much of the Western world; its origin is uncertain, but one explanation is that it marked the end of the week celebrating the New Year, which began on March 25 until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.
- 1999: one-fifth of Canada's land mass became the Inuit territory of Nunavut (meaning "our land").
- 1945: The first of 172,000 troops of the U.S. Tenth Army began moving ashore on Okinawa in the largest amphibious operation in the Pacific theater during World War II.
- 1918: Great Britain formed the Royal Air Force (RAF), the world's first independent air service.
- 1899: Under the terms of the Dawes Act of 1887, the process of allotting Native American tribal lands in Oklahoma to individuals began; the effect was to open the Indian Territory to white settlement.
- 1840: The first political party in U.S. history based exclusively on an antislavery platform, the Liberty party, was founded in Albany, New York