Bookish Calendar

November 2014

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Day of the Dead (Mexico)

 

1775 – Marie Antoinette, last queen of France, was born


1734 - Daniel Boone, American frontiersman, was born

Diwali 

 

1922 – The entrance to King Tut’s tomb was discovered by Howard Carter.

Election Day (USA)

 

 

1867 – Marie Curie, the scientist who discovered radium, was born.

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1975 – The Edmund Fitzgeraldsank on Lake Superior

Remembrance  Day/ Veteran’s Day/ Armistice   Day (Canada/    USA/UK)

1815 – Suffragist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was born.

 

1889 - Nellie Bly began her amazing journey around the world

1840 - Claude Monet, French painter, was born

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1887 - Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter, was born

1805 – The Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean

 


1869 – The Suez Canal was opened

1902 – The anniversary of the creation of the first ‘Teddy” bear.

1863 – American presidentAbraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address    
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1744- Abigail Adams was born

1718 – The pirate Blackbeard was killed

 

 

 

 

1835 – Andrew Carnegie was born

 

1883 – Sojourner Truth died.

 

1822, Louis Pasteur was born.

Thanksgiving (USA)

1757 – Poet William Blake was born.

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1874 – Winston Churchill was born

1835 – Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) was born.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2014

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1955 – Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus


1859 – The birthday of painter Georges Seurat


 

1872 – The Mary Celeste was found with all her passengers missing

1784 – Poet Phillis Wheatley died

1896 – The birthday of Ira Gershwin, composer and musician.

 

 

1941 – Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese

 

 

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1626 – Queen Kristina of Sweden was born.

1542 – Mary Queen of Scots was born

1765 – Inventor Eli Whitney was born

 


 

1830 – Poet Emily Dickinson was born

1911 – Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole

 

 

 

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1890 – Chief Sitting Bull died.

1832 – Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, master engineer, was born

1770 - Ludwig Van Beethoven was born

1485 – Catherine of Aragon, future Queen of England, was born.

1773 – The Boston Tea Party took place

The beginning of Hannukah

 

1903 – Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered flight in a flying machine.

 

   

1630 - The Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts

The first day of Winter

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1867 – Madame Sarah Breedlove Walker was born

1823 – Clement C. Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas was first published.

 

1821 – Clara Barton was born

Christmas Day

1898 – The element radium was discovered by Marie Curie and her husband Pierre

1822 – Louis Pasteur was born

 
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1869 – Henri Matisse was born

New Year’s Eve