Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

November 2018

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Day of the Dead (Mexico)

 

1775 - Marie Antoinette, last queen of France, was born

 

1734 - Daniel Boone, American frontiersman, was born

 

1922 - The entrance to King Tut's tomb was discovered by Howard Carter.

1867 - Marie Curie, the scientist who discovered radium, was born.

Election Day (USA)

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1975 - The Edmund Fitzgeraldsank on Lake Superior

Remembrance  Day/ Veteran's Day/ Armistice   Day (Canada/USA/UK)

1815 - Suffragist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was born.

1889 - Nellie Bly began her amazing journey around the world

1840 - Claude Monet, French painter, was born

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1887 - Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter, was born

1805 - The Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean

 

1869 - The Suez Canal was opened

1902 - The anniversary of the creation of the first 'Teddy" bear.

1863 - American president Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address
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1744- Abigail Adams was born

1718 - The pirate Blackbeard was killed

Thanksgiving (USA)

 

1835 - Andrew Carnegie was born

1883 - Sojourner Truth died.

1822, Louis Pasteur was born.

1757 - Poet William Blake was born.
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1874 - Winston Churchill was born

1835 - Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) was born.

December 2018

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1955 - Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus

 

1859 - The birthday of painter Georges Seurat

 

The beginning of Hannukah

 

1872 - The Mary Celeste was found with all her passengers missing

1784 - Poet Phillis Wheatley died

1896 - The birthday of Ira Gershwin, composer and musician.

 

 

1941 - Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese

 

 

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1626 - Queen Kristina of Sweden was born.

1542 - Mary Queen of Scots was born

1765 - Inventor Eli Whitney was born

 

1830 - Poet Emily Dickinson was born

1911 - Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole

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1890 - Chief Sitting Bull died.

1832 - Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, master engineer, was born

1770 - Ludwig Van Beethoven was born

1485 - Catherine of Aragon, future Queen of England, was born.

1773 - The Boston Tea Party took place

 

1903 - Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered flight in a flying machine.

1630 - The Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts

The first day of Winter

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1867 - Madame Sarah Breedlove Walker was born

1823 - Clement C. Moore's A Visit from St. Nicholas was first published.

1821 - Clara Barton was born

Christmas Day

1898 - The element radium was discovered by Marie Curie and her husband Pierre

1822 - Louis Pasteur was born

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1869 - Henri Matisse was born

New Year's Eve