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A writer in the London Public Advertiser for March 13, 1769, advanced the idea that Noah started the whole thing. It was, said this writer, on the first day of the Jewish month that corresponds to April that Noah mistakenly sent out the dove from the ark to find out if the waters had gone down. . . . When the dove returned without having found any dry land, Noah thereupon became the first "April Fool."

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Source Notes: Days and Customs of All Faiths (1957).

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