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Save the Date: April 2015

Vu Chung

Noteworthy events for the month ahead . . .

The month kicks off with April Fool's Day. Here is a look back at the biggest pranks in 2014.

April 9 marks the end of the Civil War, with Robert E. Lee's surrender 150 years ago, as well as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln six days later.

Jakarta, Indonesia, plays host to the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015 on April 19-21. The forum serves as a "platform for senior decision-makers from different sectors to explore how enhancing trust can improve regional cooperation and advance critical decisions for accelerating sustainable socio-economic development."

Here are "5 tips to help you file taxes by April 15." The 119th Boston Marathon is held on April 20. More than 30,000 runners are expected at this year's event.

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22. This year's theme for Earth Day is "It's Our Turn to Lead" to help create sustainable communities.

PRWeek recently launched a monthly educational webcast focusing on various best practices for PR pros. On April 22, the webcast will take a closer look at Reddit with special guest Victoria Taylor, director of communications at Reddit.

Bookmark these non-fiction book launches in April: A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman (April 7), Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics by John Tamny (April 13), Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth by Terry Alford (April 14), and The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career by Jack Welch and Suzy Welch (April 14).

Other important, if not quirky, events to take place in the month of April include Passover (April 3), National Walk to Work Day (April 4), Easter (April 5), World Health Day (April 7), National Siblings Day (April 10), National Tell A Story Day (April 27), and World Dance Day (April 29). You can get a complete listing here. End of Story

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