April 20, 1971

On this day in 1971, Five friends atending San Rafael High School in California coin the term “4:20” as a euphemism for smoking pot. April 20th became a popular day to spark one up, as well as 4:20 pm.

The Boston song Smokin’ clocks in at 4 minutes, 20 seconds, and if you multiply the title numbers of Bob Dylan’s Rainy Day Women #12 and #35, you get 420!


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