Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

May 2010

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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

Mother's Day

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


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



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

Memorial Day (USA)









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Hurricane season starts (USA)








World Environment Day

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



1848 - The birthday of painter Paul Gauguin



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1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte was beaten by Wellington at Waterloo



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)



1812 - The War of 1812 began


1903 - Baseball player Lou Gehrig was born

Junteeth (USA)



Father's Day

The summer solstice

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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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