Bookish Calendar

March 2014

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1692 – The Salem witch hysteria begins

National Pig Day (USA)


 

1904 – Dr. Seuss was born.

1847 – The birthday of inventor Alexander Graham Bell

Hinamatsuri -Doll Festival – (Japan)

 

1678 – The birthday of volinist and composer, Antonio Vivaldi.

1512 – Mapmaker Gerhardus Mercator was born

1836 – The fall of the Alamo

1475 – The birthday of painter and sculptor, Michelangelo

 

 

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Girls Write Now Day (USA)

International Women’s Day

1451 – The birthday of adventurer and explorer Amerigo Vespucci

1913 – American Abolitionist Harriet Tubman died

Johnny Appleseed Day (USA)

1888 – The Great Blizzard of ’88


1879 – The birthday of Albert Einstein

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1767 – Andrew Jackson, American president, was born

44BC – The Ides of March and the day Julius Caesar was murdered.

1751 – The birthday of James Madison, America’s 4th president


St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland)

 

 

 

 

1848 – Famous American lawman Wyatt Earp was born.

Spring Equinox – The first day of spring  1685 – The birthday of musician and composer Johann Sebastian Bach
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1857 – The birthday of Fannie Farmer, cook and cookbook writer

 

 

1874 – Magician and escape artist Harry Houdini was born

1693 – The birthday of John Harrison, the man who invented the first reliable sea clock.

 

1911 – A fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City

 

 

 

 

1854 – France and England declared war on Russia – The Crimean War began
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1853 – The birthday of painter Vincent Van Gogh

 

 

1732 – The birthday of composer and musician Franz Joseph Haydn

1889 – The Eiffel Tower was completed

1927 – Cesar Chavez, labor leader, was born.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2014

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April Fools Day

 

1834– The birthday a French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi who created the Statue of Liberty

1805 – Hans Christian Andersen was born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. Was killed

 

1856 – Educator and leader, Booker T. Washington, was born

1827 – Dr. Joseph Lister, founder of antiseptic surgery, was born

1909 – Robert E. Peary reached the North Pole

 



 

 



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Buddha’s birthday

 

1866 – The Civil Right’s Bill was passed by Congress

1865 – The American Civil War ended


 

 

1955 – Anniversary of the development of a safe polio vaccine

 

 

1743 – The birthday of Thomas Jefferson, American President

1866 – The Birthday of Helen Keller’s “Teacher,” Anne Sullivan

Passover begins at sundown

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1817 – The first public American school for the deaf was founded by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc.

1912 – The luxury liner “Titanic” sank on her maiden voyage

1947 – Jackie Robinson played his first game in the Major Leagues breaking the color barrier in baseball

1452 – Leonardo da Vinci was born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1775 – Paul Revere made his famous ride from Boston to Concord

1906 – San Francisco was rocked by an earthquake that destroyed much of the city

 


1775 – The American Revolution began with the battles of Lexington and Concord

 

 

 

1933 – Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt went on a flight together

Easter

 

 

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Earth Day (USA)

St. George’s Day (UK)

1564 – The birthday of William Shakespeare



1874 – The birthday of Guglielmo Marconi – the inventor of wireless telegraphy

National Arbor Day

1785 – The birthday of naturalist John James Audubon

1521 – Ferdinand Magellan died in the Philippines

27th, 1791 – Samuel Morse was born

1927 – The birthday of Coretta Scott King

 

 

28th, 1789 – The anniversary of the Mutiny on the Bounty

 

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1899 – The birthday of musician and composer “Duke” Ellington