Bookish Calendar

July 2014

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1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg began


 

Canada Day

1908 – Thurgood Marshall was born


 

American Independence Day

1971 – Koko, the ‘talking ‘gorilla was born

 



 

1906 – Baseball player Robert Leroy  (Satchel) Paige was born

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1830 – Painter Camille Pissarro was born

1767 – American President John Quincy Adams was born

1854 – Inventor George Eastman was born


Bastille Day (France)

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1606 – Painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born

1872 – Explorer Roald Amundsen was born

1862 – Journalist Ida B. Wells was born


 

 

 

1921 – Astronaut John Glenn was born

1834 – French painter Edgar Degas was born

1969 – Man landed on the moon for the first time.

 


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1897 – Amelia Earhart was born.



 

1796 – American painter George Gatlin was born

 

1953 – The Korean war came to an end

1914 – Archduke     Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated. World War I began soon after this day.
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1863 – Inventor Henry Ford was born

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2014

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1770 – Explorer William Clark was born

1818 – Maria Mitchell,  astronomer, was born




 

 

 

 

 

 

1492 – Christopher Columbus sailed for the new world

1900 – Musician Louis Armstrong was born


1945 – The first Atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima



 




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1866 – Polar explorer Matthew Henson was born

 

 





 



 

1860 – Sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born


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1945 – Victory over Japan (V-J) Day

1769 – French general  Napoleon Bonaparte was born


 

1888 – Soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence was born

1896 – Gold was discovered in the Klondike. The Klondike Gold Rush began

 

 

1786 – Famous frontiersman Davy Crockett was born

1863 – The first shots of the American Civil War were fired at Fort Sumpter.

1774 – Explorer Meriwether Lewis was born.

 

 

1906 – Inventor Philo Farnsworth was born

 

 



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79 – Mount Vesuvius erupted destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum


1883 – The volcano on the island of Krakatoa erupted.

Women’s Equality Day


 


1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech in Washington D.C.

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1797 – Author Mary shelley was born