Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

May 2018

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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


1820 - Pinoeer nurse, Florence Nightingale, was born

 Mother's Day (USA)

1607 - The Founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia

1804 - The Lewis and Clark expedition begins

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Ramadan Begins at Sundown

 

 

 

 

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

Memorial Day (USA)
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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 2018

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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)

 

Father's Day (USA)

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 

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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

Ramadan begins

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