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Bookish Calendar

May 2015

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May Day

Mother Goose Day

1961 – The Freedom Rides began in the southern states in the U.S.


 

1519 – Artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, died


 

 

Cinco de Mayo

1867 – Lady journalist, Nellie Bly, was born

1937 – The Hindenburg burst into flames

 

1833 – Johannes Brahms, composer, was born

 

1840 – Composer Peter llyich Tchaikovsky was born

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1945 – Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). World War II in Europe comes to an end


1909 – Benny Goodman, band leader and clarinetist, was born.

1860 -Author J.M. Barrie was born

 


1869 – The Golden Spike ceremony was held in Utah to celebrate the completion of the U.S. Transcon-tinental Railroad

Mother’s Day (USA)


1820 – Pinoeer nurse, Florence Nightingale, was born

 

 

1607 – The Founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia

 

1804 – The Lewis and Clark expedition begins

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1925 – Malcom X was born

1768 – Dolley Madison was born

1927 – Charles Lindbergh began his famous solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean


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1933 – Seabiscuit, the great recehorse, was born

 

 

1878 – Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the famous tap dancer, was born


Memorial Day (USA) 

 

 

1907 – Writer and conser- vationist, Rachel Carson, was born

 1878 – Dancer, Isadora Duncan, was born

1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge was opened

 

 
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1736 – Patrick Henry, leader during the American Revolution, was born

1917 – American President, John F. Kennedy, was born

 

 

1953 – Climbers reached the top of Mount Everest for the first time.


 

 

1819 – Poet and journalist, Walt Whitman, was born


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2015

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Hurricane season starts (USA)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


World Environment Day

1944 – The operation known as D-Day began in France.

1755 – Revolutionary soldier Nathan Hale was born.



 

1848 – The birthday of painter Paul Gauguin



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1867 – Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright was born


 

1880 – The first woman to join Congress, Jeanette Rankin, was born

1910 – Undersea diver, Jacques Cousteau, was born

1929 – Young diarist, Anne Frank, was born

 

 


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1215 – The Magna Carta was signed (Magna Carta Day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ramadan begins

 

1812 – The War of 1812 began

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte was beaten by Wellington at Waterloo

 

 

1903 – Baseball player Lou Gehrig was born

Junteeth (USA)


 

 


The first day of summer 

Father’s Day

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Fairy Day

1948 – The Berlin airlift begins

1950 – The Korean War began

1880 – Helen Keller was born

The birthday of the song “Happy Birthday to you.”

 


1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed

 

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