4th April

Senegal Independence Day (from France in 1960): Named after the Senegal river, Senegal is famous for its football, wrestling, mbalax music and Tassu, the original rapping.

St Louis was the capital of French West Africa, and the island Gorée was a slave-trading point. Now its capital is Dakar. It is mainly a Muslim country.

Other events that might inspire your play today:

  • 1768 the first modern circus staged in London by Philip Astley – see 9th January
  • 1796 Georges Cuvier founds the science of paleontology, so hunt for fossils!
  • 1965 the Beatles have the top 5 singles in the US charts

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