April Fool's Day pranks and celebrations

Comedian Milton Berle was crowned the "Laff King of America" in a colorful ceremony at Nicky Blair's Carnival night club in New York, on March 29, 1946. His first "royal edict" proclaimed national laff week starting April Fool's Day. (AP Photo)

March 30, 2013 4:06 pm  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com

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