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St Aiden’s Homeschool

Educator’s Calendar 2009

 

Compiled by Donnette E Davis
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While every care has been taken to provide absolutely accurate information the author and/or St Aiden’s Homeschool and/or their duly authorised representatives will not accept liability for any omissions, incorrect inclusions, facts or statements.  This information is gleaned via research from the www and so the sources are varied and many.  Use of this document or any portion thereof indicates that you have read and understood this disclaimer and that you use the information contained herein entirely at your own risk and discretion.

 

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St Aiden’s Homeschool

 

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January

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

  • National Thank-You Month
  • Hot Tea Month
  • Blood Donor Month
  • Stamp Collector’s Month

 

 

Daily Holidays & Events

 

1

 

2

·         National Science Fiction Day

·         Georgia Ratification Day (1788)

·         Moon First Photographed (1839)

 

3

·         J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday (1892)

 

4

·         National Trivia Day

·         Jakob Grimm's Birthday (1785)

·         Louis Braille's Birthday (1809)

·         Utah Admission Day (1896)

·         National Spaghetti Day

  • Jan. 4-11  Letter Writing Week

 

5

·         National Bird Day USA

·  Captain John Smith Captured by Indians


Educator’s Calendar – January 2009

6

·         Telegraph First Demonstrated (1838)

7

·         Jupiter's Moons Discovered  by Galileo (1610)

 

8

·         Last Battle of War of 1812 (1815)

·  Postal Day

·         National English Toffee Day

 

9

·         National Static Electricity Day

·         Connecticut Ratification Day (1788)

·         National Apricot Day

 

10

  • Oil Discovered in Texas (1901)
  • Volunteer Fireman's Day

 

11

  • Amelia Earhart Day - EH Flew Solo Across Pacific (1935)
  • Secret Pal Day

 

12

·         John Hancock's Birthday (1737)

·         First Public Museum Opened in SC (1773)

  • First Woman Elected to Senate (1932)

 

13


Educator’s Calendar – January 2009

 

14

 

15

·        Hat Day

  • Martin Luther King's Birthday (1929)

 

16

  • World Religions Day

 

17

  • Ben Franklin's Birthday (1706)

 

18

 

19

  • International Sing-Out Day
  • Robert E. Lee's Birthday
  • National Penguin Awareness Day
  • Archery Day
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday (1809)

 

20

  • Inauguration Day
  • Basketball Day

·        Reagan Became Oldest President (1981)

  • MLK Jr. Day Celebrated as Federal Holiday (1986)

 

21

  • Squirrel Appreciation Day

·        First Atomic Submarine Launched (1954)

 

22

·        National Popcorn Day

·        500 Russians Killed on "Bloody Sunday" (1905)

·         Abortion Legalized in Roe v. Wade (1973)

 

Educator’s Calendar – January 2009

23

·        National Handwriting Day

 

24

·         California Gold Rush (1848)

·         Just Do It Day  

·        Earthquake Killed 830,000 in China (1556)

·         First Female Physician in the U.S. (1849)

·         Edith Wharton's Birthday (1862)

·         Thurgood Marshall Died (1993)

 

25

·        First Winter Olympics (1924)  

·        First Transcontinental Phone Call (1915)

 

26

·         Chinese New Year

·         Australia Day

·         Michigan Admission Day (1837)

·         Earthquake in India Killed 20,000 (2001)

 

27

·         Mozart's Birthday (1756)

·         Lewis Carroll's Birthday (1832)

·         Auschwitz Concentration Camp Liberated (1945)

·         Vietnam War Peace Accords Signed (1973)

 

28

·         Jackson Pollock's Birthday (1912)

·         First Jewish Associate Justice Appointed to Supreme Court (1916)

·         Challenger Shuttle Exploded (1986)

 

29

·        National Puzzle Day

·         Kansas Admission Day

·         Seeing Eye, Inc. founded (1929)

·        Poe's "The Raven" Published (1845)

·         Robert Frost Died (1963)

 

 

Educator’s Calendar – January 2009

30

·         Adolf Hitler Named German Chancellor (1933)

 

31

·        Jackie Robinson's Birthday (1919)

·        Thirteenth Amendment Abolished Slavery (1865)

 

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February

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

Black History Month is celebrated in February. Celebrate with Black History Month worksheets, including coloring pages, word scrambles, missing letters, writing prompts, and more.

 

 

 

Daily Holidays & Events

 

1

·        Robinson Crusoe Day (1708)

·         National Freedom Day  (USA)

·        Super Bowl Sunday

 

2

·         Signing of the 15th Amendment(1868)

·         Groundhog Day

·         Mexican War Ended (1848)

  • Feb. 2-7 National School Counselling Week

 

3

·         Johann Gutenberg Died (1468)

·         15th Amendment Signed (1868)

 

4

·         National Girls & Women in Sports Day

·         First U.S. Presidential Election (1789)

·         Confederacy Formed (1861)

·         Rosa Parks's Birthday (1913)

 

5

·         National Weatherperson's Day

·         Hank Aaron's Birthday (1934)

 

 

Educator’s Calendar – February 2009

6

·         New Zealand's Independence Day

·         Babe Ruth's Birthday (1895)

·         100 Billionth Crayola® Crayon Produced (1996)

 

7

·         Love Your Robot Day

·         Charles Dickens's Birthday (1812)

·         Tattooing Machine Introduced (1875)

 

8

·         Boy Scouts of America Day

·         Jules Verne's Birthday (1828)

·         Russo-Japanese War Began (1904)

 

9

·         Toothache Day

·         National Weather Service Established (1870)

·         Hershey's® Chocolate Founded (1894)

 

10

·         Umbrella Day

·         Treaty of Paris Signed Ending French and Indian War (1763)

 

11

·         Steamboat Patented (1809)

·         Thomas Edison's Birthday (1847)

·         First Weekly Weather Report (1878)

 

12

·         Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (1809)

·         Charles Darwin's Birthday (1809)

·        NAACP Founded (1909)

·        National Lost Penny Day

 

13

·         First Public School Founded in U.S. (1635)


Educator’s Calendar – February 2009

14

·        Valentine's Day

·         Arizona + Oregon Admission Day

·         Ferris Wheel Day (1859)

·         Read to Your Child Day

15

·        Susan B. Anthony Day

·         Galileo Galilei's Birthday (1564)

·         Muhammad Ali Lost Boxing Title (1978)

 

16

·         Presidents' Day USA

·         King Tutankhamen's Tomb Opened (1923)

·         Nylon Patented (1937)

·         Fidel Castro Became Leader of Cuba (1959)

·        Who Shall I Be? Day

 

17

·        National PTA Founders Day

 

18

·        Pluto Discovery (1930)

·        The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Published (1885)

 

19

·         Nicolaus Copernicus's Birthday (1473)

·         Phonograph Patented (1878)

 

20

·        Family Day

·         "Batman & Robin" Debuted (1944)

·        Metropolitan Museum of Art Opened in NYC (1872

 

21

·         National Sticky Bun Day USA

·         First Phone Book Issued (1878)

·         Malcolm X Assassinated (1965)

·        First U.S. Brain Operation (1902)

 

Educator’s Calendar – February 2009

22

·         George Washington's Birthday (1732)

·         Spain Ceded Florida to the U.S (1819)

·         Woolworth Opened the First "Five Cent Store" (1879)

 

23

·         First Animal Cloning (1997)

·         The Tootsie Roll Debuted (1896)

 

24

·         Mardi Gras

·         Flag Day in Mexico

·         Wilhelm Carl Grimm's Birthday (1786)

·         First Uranus "Flyby" (1986)

·         Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

 

25

·         First African-American Elected to U.S. Senate (1870)

·         Glacier Bay Proclaimed a National Monument (1925)

 

26

·         Tell a Fairy Tale Day

·         Levi Strauss's Birthday (1829)

 

27

·         Polar Bear Day

·         15th Recorded Passage of Halley's Comet (837)

·         Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Birthday (1807)

 

28

·         DNA Discovered (1953)

·         Computer Core Memory Patented (1956)

·         Congress Authorised Lewis and Clark's Trip (1803)

 

 

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March

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

Daily Holidays & Events

1

·         National Pig Day

·         First Census Authorized (1790)

·        Silly Putty® Debuts (1950)
World Books Day


2

·        Texas Declared Independence from Mexico (1836)

·        Dr. Seuss's Birthday (1904)

 

3

·        Read Across America Day

·         Star-Spangled Banner Became Nat'l Anthem (1931)

 

4

·        U.S. Constitution became effective Effect (1789)

·         World Maths Day  http://www.worldmathsday.com/

 

5

·        Stop the Clocks Day

·         Boston Massacre (1770)

·         Stapler Invented (1868)

 

6

·        Michelangelo Buonarroti's Birthday (1475)

·         "Cyclops" Disappeared in Bermuda Triangle (1918)

Educator’s Calendar – March 2009

7

·        Hitler Broke Treaty of Versailles (1936)

·         Civil Rights Protest Dubbed "Bloody Sunday" (1965)

·         Apple Patented the iPod (2006)

·        Monopoly Invented (1933)

 

8

·        International Woman's Day

·         Daylight Savings Time Begins

  • Mar. 8-15 Girl Scout Week

·         Farmer’s Day

 

9

·        Amistad Slaves Freed (1841)

·         Jumbo Arrived in U.S. (1882)

·         Barbie Debuted (1959)

 

10

·        Harriet Tubman Day

·         Invention of Telephone (1876)

 

11

·        Johnny Appleseed Day

·         U.S. Blizzard Killed Over 400 (1888)

 

12

·        Ballet Tutu First Used (1832)

·         Jack Kerouac's Birthday (1922)

·         Truman Doctrine Enacted (1947)

·        Girl Scouts Birthday (1912)

 

13

·        Uranus Discovered (1781)

 

14

·        Eli Whitney Patented Cotton Gin (1793)

·         Albert Einstein's Birthday (1879)

 

 

Educator’s Calendar – March 2009

15

·        Julius Caesar Murdered - "Ides of March" (44 BC)

·         Maine Admission Day (1820)

·         First Blood Bank Opened (1937)

·         Pi Day

  • Mar. 15-22  Poison Prevention Week

 

16

·        James Madison's Birthday (1751)

·         Barnum & Bailey Circus Debuted (1919)

·        Freedom of Information Day

 

17

·         Submarine Day

·          St. Patrick's Day & Ireland Day

18

·         First Space Walk (1965)

·        Britain Repealed the Stamp Act (1766)

·         Tri-State Tornado Killed 700 (1925)

 

19

·         Swallows Return to Capistrano

·        Academy Awards First Televised (1953)

·         Iraq War Began (2003)

 

20

·         Spring Begins

·         National Agriculture Day

·         International Earth Day

21

·        International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

·         Johann Bach's Birthday (1685)

·        Human Rights Day (SA)

22

·         World Water Day

·         Hale-Bopp Comet Approached Earth (1997)

 

23

·        World Meteorological Day

·         Ponce de Leon Sights and names Florida (1513)

·         Lewis & Clark Began Expedition (1806)

 

24

·         Harry Houdini's Birthday (1874)

 

25

·        Meteorite Explodes in Wisconsin (1865)

 

26

·          Robert Frost's Birthday (1874)

·        Tennessee Williams's Birthday (1911)

 

27

·         Cale Yarborough's Birthday (1939)

·        Two-Plane Runway Collision on Canary Islands Killed 560 (1977)

 

28

·        First Washing Machine Patented (1930)

·         Spanish Civil War Ended (1939)

 

29

·        Ice Jam Stopped Niagara Falls (1848)

·         Coca-Cola Invented (1886)

·         Rosenbergs Found Guilty of Treason (1951)

·         Last U.S. Troops Left South Vietnam (1973)

 

30

·        Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday (1853)

·         Treaty to Purchase Alaska Submitted (1867)

·        Pencil Patented (1858)
International Doctors' Day

31

·         Eiffel Tower Completed (1889)

 

 

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April

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

·         World Habitat Awareness Month

·         National Autism Awareness

·         National Kite Month

·         Zoo & Aquarium Month

 

 

Daily Holidays & Events

 

1

April Fool's Day

Cigarette Ads Banned from Radio & TV (1970)

Apple Computer Founded (1976)

 

2

International Children's Book Day

Ponce de Leon Landed in Fla. (1513)

Philadelphia Mint Authorized (1792)

Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday (1805)

 

3

First Pony Express Service (1860)

Jane Goodall's Birthday (1934)

 

4

Martin L. King Jr. Assassinated (1968)

 

5

Pocahontas Married John Rolfe (1614)

Booker T. Washington's Birthday (1856)

Helen Keller First Learned Sign Language (1887)

 

6

First Modern Olympics (1896)

North Pole First Reached (1909)

 

7

U.N. World Health Day
Oleomargarine Patented (1873)

 

8

Passover Begins at Sundown

17th Amendment Ratified (1913)

Pablo Picasso Died (1973)

 

9

National D.A.R.E. Day USA

Civil War Ended (1865)

First Full-Color Film Shown (1914)

 

10

Encourage a Young Writer Day

Joseph Pulitzer's Birthday (1847)

 

11

1968 Civil Rights Act Signed (1968)

Persian Gulf War Cease-Fire (1991)

Dandelion Day

 

12

Easter

Civil War Began (1861)

First Man in Space (1961)

 

Apr. 12-19 - Nat'l Library Week

 

13

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (1743)

 

14

Moment of Laughter Day

Webster's First Dictionary Copyrighted (1828)

Abraham Lincoln Assassinated (1865)

The Titanic Hit Iceberg (1912)

Pan American Day

 

15

Jackie Robinson Day

Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday (1452)

First McDonald's Opens (1955)

 

16

Wilbur Wright's Birthday (1867)

 

17

Ben Franklin Died (1790)

Daffy Duck Debuted (1937)

Ford Mustang Debuted (1964)

 

18

Paul Revere Day

San Francisco Earthquake Killed 500 (1906)

First Game Played in Yankee Stadium (1923)

 

19

American Revolution Began (1775)

First Boston Marathon (1897)

 

Apr. 19-26 - Nat Volunteer Week

 

20

First Game Played at Fenway Park (1912)

Columbine High School Shooting Killed 15 (1999)

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

 

Apr. 20-27 - Nat'l Playground Safety Week

TV-Turnoff Week

 

21

Astronomy Day
Kindergarten Day
City of Rome Founded (753 BC)

 

22

Earth Day

Nat'l Jelly Bean Day

First Earth Day Observed (1970)

 

23

World Book & Copyright Day

Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

Shakespeare's Birthday (1564)

 

24

Library of Congress Established (1800)

Mailbox Inventor Born (1815)

Spain Declared War on U.S. (1898)

 

25

First Use of Name "America" (1507)

First License Plates Required (1901)

Ella Fitzgerald's Birthday (1917)

Cuckoo Day

 

26

John Wilkes Booth Killed (1865)

Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Disaster (1986)

 

27

U.S. Steamship Explosion Killed 1,400 (1865)

Coretta Scott King's Birthday (1927)

Administrative Professionals Day
Freedom Day South Africa

28

Arbour Day

 

29

Zipper Patented (1842)

 

30

Vietnam War Ended (1975)

Cyclone Killed 131,000 in Bangladesh (1991)

National Honesty Day (USA)

 

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May

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

 

 

Daily Holidays & Events

 

1

Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine  1979

Space Day

May Day

Mother Goose Day

Empire State Building Opened (1931)

Worker’s Day, South Africa

 

2

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Astronomy Day

Leonardo da Vinci Died (1579) Download the Bio in PDF

Soviet Union Announced Fall of Berlin (1945)

Nelson Mandela Elected President of South Africa (1994)

 

3

Whale Awareness Day (in Massachusetts)
National Scrapbooking Day (USA)
World Press Freedom Day

May 3-10

National Music Week

National Postcard Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

 

4

Fire-fighters Day

 

5

Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

National Teacher Day

First American in Space (1961)

Elizabeth Jane Cochran's, Known as Nellie Bly, Birthday 1864

Cartoonist Day

 

6

Robert Peary's Birthday (1856) Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
Sigmund Freud's Birthday (1856) Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
Hindenburg Disaster (1937)

World Asthma Day

 

7

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Premiere 1824  Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Birthday (1840)  Download Bio in PDF (with notepages)
American Medical Association Formed (1847)
Lusitania Sunk (1915)
Germany Surrendered to Allies (1945)

 

8

World Red Cross Day

 

9


National Bake Sale Day
John Brown's Birthday (1800) Download Bio in PDF format

 

10

Central and Union Pacific Railroads Meet 1869

Mother's Day

Giant Squid Attack (1847)

May 10-17

National Police Week

 

11

May 11-18

National Transportation Week

Children’s Book Week

 

12

Kite Day

Florence Nightingale's Birthday (1820)
Start of California Gold Rush 1848
International Migratory Bird Day
National Windmill Day (Holland)
Edward Lear's Birthday (Celebrated as Limerick Day) 1812

 

13

Tulip Day

U.S. Declared War on Mexico (1846)

"When the Saints Go Marching In" Recorded (1938)

 

14

First permanent British colony Established in Jamestown, Virginia 1607

Lewis and Clark Expedition Began (1803)

First Olympic Games Held in U.S. (1904)

First U.S. Space Station

 

15

L. Discovery of Largest Prime Number Known to Man

Frank Baum's Birthday 1856 – Download the Scarecrow of oz

 

16

International Day of Families

Armed Forces Day

Biographers Day

First U.S. Nickel Minted (1866)

Jerusalem Day

 

17

New York Stock Exchange Established (1792)

 

18

Karol Wojtyla Birthday (Pope John Paul II)  1920

Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)

May 18-25

Nat Backyard Games Week

 

19

Lawrence of Arabia Died (1935)

Circus Day, Anniversary of First Ringling Brothers Performance 1884

Frog Jump Day

 

20

20-21 Charles Lindbergh Flies Historic Solo Nonstop Transatlantic Flight 1927

Christopher Columbus Died (1506)

Dolley Madison's Birthday (1768)

Weights and Measures Day
Good Neighbour Day

 

21

American Red Cross Established (1881)

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across the Atlantic (1932)

 

22

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

Earthquake in China Claimed 20,000 Victims (1927)

Most Powerful Earthquake of the 20th Century Struck Chile 1960

 

23

World Turtle Day

International Jazz Day

Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft (1906)

 

24

Africa Day

First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)

Brooklyn Bridge Opened (1883)

 

25

Memorial Day

Fork Debuted in U.S. (1630)

Babe Ruth Hit 714th Home Run (1935)  Download PDF
Jesse Owens Broke Three World Records (1935)
Amnesty International Day

 

26

Dorothea Lange's Birthday (1895)
Sally Ride's Birthday (1951)

 

27

First Recorded Witch Execution (1647)
Rachel Carson's Birthday (1907)
Golden Gate Bridge Opened (1937)
Cellophane Tape Patented 1930

 

28

Jim Thorpe's Birthday (1888)
Linda Finch Completed Earhart's Flight Around the World (1997)

 

29

Hillary and Tenzing Reached Mt. Everest Summit (1953) Download Hillary Bio PDF
John F. Kennedy's Birthday 1917  Download PDF

 

30

Earthquake in Afghanistan Killed 5,000 (1998)

First Daily American Newspaper Published 1783

Walt Whitman's Birthday 1819 Download Bio of Walt Whitman PDF

 

31

World No Tobacco Day

First U.S. Copyright Law Enacted (1790)

Earthquake in Peru Killed 50,000 (1970)

 

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June

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

  • Fireworks Safety Month
  • National Rivers Month
  • National Rose Month
  • National Fishing Week (1st Week)
    National Safe Boating Week (1st Week)
    Teacher Thank You Week (1st Week)
    National Clay Week (2nd Week)
    National Little League Baseball Week (2nd Week)
    National Camping Week (4th Week)
    Black Music Month
    National Adopt-a-Cat Month
    National Drive Safe Month
    National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
    National Iced Tea Month
    National Tennis Month
    Turkey Lovers Month
    Zoo and Aquarium Month

 

Daily holidays & Events

 

1

Stand for Children Day
– Kentucky and Tennessee Admission Day
Helen Keller Died (1968)
-

2

Radio Patented (1896)
– National Trails Day
- National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

American Indians Granted U.S. Citizenship (1924)



3

First U.S. Space Walk (1965)
- Repeat Day

4

Cheese Day
– First Supermarket Carts (1937)
Aesop's Day
- Hug your cat day

5

 U.N. World Environment Day
– First Hot-Air Balloon Flight (1783)

Doughnut Day

U.N. World Environment Day

Robert F. Kennedy Assassinated (1968)

First AIDS Report Published (1981)

6

National Hunger Awareness Day
First Drive-In Movie Theatre (1933)
National Yo-Yo Day - Birthday of yo-yo manufacturer Donald F. Duncan.

7

VCR Introduced (1975)

8

World Oceans Day
Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday
Prophet Muhammad Died (632)

Andrew Jackson Died (1845)

Satchel Paige Died (1983)


9

Donald Duck's Birthday (1934)
London Symphony Gives First Performance (1904)

Charles Dickens Died (1870)

Hong Kong Leased to UK for 99 Years (1898)

10

Ballpoint Pen Patented (1943)

Alcoholics Anonymous Founded (1935)


11

Jacques Cousteau's Birthday (1910)
– Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)

Great Barrier Reef Discovered (1770)


12

 Anne Frank's Birthday (1929)
Diary Day
Red Rose Day
Magic Day
George H. W. Bush's Birthday (1924)

Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Killed (1963)


13

National Juggling Day
William Butler Yeats's Birthday (1865)


14

 Flag Day
Army Day
Pop Goes the Weasel Day
National Children's Day USA

Official U.S. Flag Adopted (1777)

First Commercial Computer Introduced (1951)


15

Celluloid Discovered (1869)
Power of a Smile Day
Fly a Kite Day

16

Valentina Tereshkova Becomes First Woman in Space
- Youth Day (South Africa)
- National Fudge Day

17

M.C. Escher's Birthday (1898)
Eat Your Veggies Day

Republic of Iceland Established (1944)

18

Sally Ride Becomes First Woman on Space Shuttle
Go Fishing Day
International Picnic Day

Napoleon Defeated at Battle of Waterloo (1815)


19

First Official Game of Baseball (1846)
Juneteenth (Liberation of Slaves) (1865)

20

Summer begins (Solstice) (N Hemisphere)

Winter begins (S  Hemisphere)
Bald Eagle Day
Ice Cream Soda Day

21

Father's Day


22

 Pledge of Allegiance Recognised by Congress (1942)
Fred Astaire Died (1987)

23

First Typewriter Patented (1868)
United Nations Public Service Day
National Pink Day

24

U.F.O. Day (1947)

25

 First Colour TV Broadcast (1951)
Eric Carle's Birthday (1929)
- Log Cabin Day
Gen. Custer Died at Little Bighorn (1876)

George Orwell's Birthday (1903)


26

 The Signing of the United Nations Charter (1945)
– Inventor of the Thermometer Born (1824)
- National Chocolate Pudding Day

Bicycle Patented (1819)



27

 Happy Birthday to "Happy Birthday to You" (1859)
– Helen Keller's Birthday (1880)

28

Paul Bunyan Day
World War I Began (1914)


29

 Remote Control Introduced (1964)
Shakespeare's Theatre Destroyed by Fire (1613)
Camera Day

30

Meteor Day
Superman's Birthday

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July

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

Blueberries Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Recreation and Parks Month
 

National Tennis Month

Read an Almanac Month

 

Daily Holidays And Events

1

Canada Day

First U.S. Zoo Opened (1874)
Build A Scarecrow Day
Battle of Gettysburg (1863)

 

2

Civil Rights Act of 1964
Halfway Point of the Year
Amelia Earhart Disappeared (1937)

 


3
Stay Out of the Sun Day
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Fry An Egg on a Sidewalk Day!
Did you ever hear the expression, "It's so hot outside you could fry an egg
on the sidewalk." Is that really true?
Use these directions and see if it works.

4

USA Independence Day ~ Activities
Statue of Liberty Presented (1884)

5

 Bikini First Worn (1883)

6

Republican Day (Republican Party Formed - 1854)
Fire at Ringling Brothers Circus Killed 160 (1944)


7

Pinocchio First Printed (1883)~ Activities

Cherry Pit Spitting Day ~ Activities

8

First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence (1776)

9

Argentina's Independence Day
Nat Sugar Cookie Day


10

Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Don't Step on a Bee Day


11

 World Population Day ~   
Patricia Polacco's Birthday (1944)

12

Etch-a-Sketch Introduced (1960)
Battle of the Boyne Day (Ireland)

13

Cow Appreciation Day
Puzzle Day

14

 Bastille Day (France)


15

Howard Hughes Set New Speed Record (1938)
World's Tallest Man (8' 11.1") Died (1940)

First International Manned Spaceflight (1975)

16

District of Columbia Established (1790)
Russian Czar Executed (1918)
Umi No Hi (Marine Day, Japan)
National Farm Safety Week, Australia

17

Disneyland Opened (1955)
 

18

National Ice Cream Day
Nelson Mandela's Birthday

19

First East to West Rowing of the Atlantic (1969)

20

First Moon Landing (1969) Moon Day
First Special Olympics (1968)

21

Monkey Day
New Hampshire Admission Day

Ernest Hemingway's Birthday (1899)



22

Pied Piper Arrived in Hamelin (1264)

23

Pneumatic Tyre Invented (1888)

National Hot Dog Day (USA)

24

 Amelia Earhart's Birthday (1897)

 

25

Puerto Rico Constitution Day
Thread the Needle Day

26

Parents Day

Liberia Became Africa's First Republic (1847)



27

Korean War Veterans' Armistice Day
Happy Birthday Bugs Bunny

 

28

Beatrix Potter's Birthday (1866)  

29

NASA Established (1958)
Prince Charles Married Lady Diana Spencer (1981)

30

Emily Bronte's Birthday (1818)

31

J.K. Rowling's Birthday (1965) (Harry Potter Activities)

Columbus Arrived in Trinidad (1498)

 

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August

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

Back to School Month
Women's Month (South Africa)
Family Fun Month
Inventor's Month

Happiness Happens Month

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Kid's Vision and Learning Month

 

Daily Holidays & Events


1

World Wide Web Anniversary
Photo Flashbulb Invented (1930)
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

2

Signing of the Declaration of Independence (1776)
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (USA)

3

Christopher Columbus Set Sail (1492)
Watermelon Day

4

Gestapo Arrest Anne Frank (1944)
Chocolate Chip Day

5

Neil Armstrong's Birthday (1930)
Friendship Day
Mustard Day - This special day was created by the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum in Wisconsin. The festival began in 1991, and is usually celebrated on the first weekend in August (so the actual day of the celebration varies from year to year).


6

National Kids Day
Wiggle Your Toes Day

Alfred Tennyson's Birthday (1809)

Alexander Fleming's Birthday (1881)

Hiroshima Day Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)

7

First Pictures of Earth Taken from Space (1959)
Lighthouse Day

8

National Waffle Day
First Canadian Turtle Derby (1972)

9

President Richard Nixon Resigned (1974)
National Women's Day (S Africa)

International Art Appreciation Day

Jean Piaget's Birthday (1896)

Jesse Owens Won Four Olympic Gold Medals (1936)

Aug. 9-16 Smile Week

10

Missouri Admission Day
Smithsonian Institution Founded (1846)

10-12 Kool Aid Days - A refreshing beverage that is this popular worldwide deserves more than one day of celebration. Check the official Kool Aid Days website to find out about events that are taking place.

11

Martian Moon Phobos Discovered (1677)

12

International Youth Day
Tyrannosaurus Sue Discovered (1990)

13

International Left-Hander's Day - visit the official Left Handers' Day website that provides fascinating facts and good research info.
First Two-Way Satellite Conversation (1948)

14

V-J Day
Widescale Power Outage in the U.S. (2003)

15

Panama Canal Opened (1914)
Independence Day India

Woodstock Music & Art Fair Opened (1969)

New Solar System Discovered (2001)

16

Bathysphere Reached Record Depth (1934)

17

Davy Crockett's Birthday (1786)
Woodstock Festival Ended (1969)

18

King Kong Premiered (1933)

19

National Aviation Day

20

National Rodeo Day
Lemonade Day

21

Hawaii Statehood Day
Aloha Day
Mona Lisa Stolen (1911)

22

National Tooth Fairy Day

23

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

24

National Peach Pie Day
First Swimmer Crossed the English Channel (1875)
Mount Vesuvius Erupted (79)

Mexico Gained Independence from Spain (1821)


25

Earth Photographed from the Moon (1966)
New Orleans Founded by French (1718)


26

Women's Equality Day
National Dog Day (USA)
Charles Lindbergh Died (1974)


27

Volcanoes & Tsunamis on Krakatoa Island Killed 36,000 (1883)

Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday (1908)

28

Dream Day
MLK Gave "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)

Barack Obama Became First African-American Presidential Nominee (2008)n

29

Hurricane Katrina (2005)

30

Thurgood Marshall Confirmed

31

International Blog Day
National Trail Mix Day (USA)

 

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September

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

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Daily Holidays & Events


1

Great Kanto Earthquake, Japan (1923)
Germany Invaded Poland, Starting WWII (1939)

Titanic Wreckage Located (1985)

Spring Day (Southern Hemisphere) Traditional


2

Great Fire of London (1666)
Theodore Roosevelt Said "Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick" (1901)

Victory over Japan (V-J) Day (1945)


3

Wizard of Oz Published (1900)
First Pictures Taken of Mars's Surface (1976)

Labour Day


4

Henry Hudson Discovers Manhattan (1609)
4-5: Oatmeal Day

Newspaper Carrier Day


5

Be Late For Something Day
Mother Teresa Died (1997)


6

Yellow Star of David Required for All German Jews (1941)

Star Trek Debuted on TV (1966)

Father's Day in Australia

Salami Day

Sep. 6-13  Suicide Prevention Week

7

Babe Ruth Hits First Home Run (1915)
Buddy Holly's Birthday (1936)

Google Commemoration Day

8

International Literacy Day
World Physical Therapy Day

National Iguana Awareness Day


9

Chrysanthemum Day (Japan)

10

Rickshaw Invented (1869)
Swap Ideas Day

 

11
Patriot Day
Massive Terrorist Attack on Three American Cities (2001)


12

Mae Jemison Becomes First African-American Woman in Space (1992)
Henry Hudson Began Exploration of Hudson River (1609)
Popcorn Day


13

Grandparents Day

International Chocolate Day

Milton Hershey's Birthday (1857)

Roald Dahl's Birthday (1916)

14

Star Spangled Banner Written by Francis Scott Key (1814)
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
14: 16: Mayflower Day

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance


15

Agatha Christie's Birthday (1890)

Alexander Fleming Discovered Penicillin (1928)

The Nuremberg Law Enacted in Germany (1935)

16

Mexican Independence Day
Stepfamily Day
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer


17
Constitution Day
U.S. Constitution Completed & Signed (1787)

23,000 Killed at Battle of Antietam (1862)

First Deaf Miss America Crowned (1994)

Citizenship Day

Sep. 17-24 Constitution Week


18

National Play-Doh® Day
Tsunami in Hong Kong (1906)
Fugitive Slave Act Passed (1850)

First Issue of The New York Times Published (1851)

Jimi Hendrix Died (1970)

US Air Force Birthday

 

19
Mickey Mouse Cartoon Debuted (1928)
Rosh Hashanah

William Golding's Birthday (1911)

Talk Like A Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day


20

International Student Day
Chester A. Arthur Inaugurated (1881)
Women’s Friendship Day


21

International Day of Peace
World Gratitude Day

World Alzheimer's Day


22

Elephant Appreciation Day
National Women Road Warrior Day

Hobbit Day

Dear Diary Day


23

First Day of Autumn (NH)
Neptune Discovered (1846)

Sigmund Freud Died (1939)


24

Jim Henson's Birthday (1936)
Heritage Day (S Africa)
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Birthday (1896)

Dr. Seuss Died (1991)


25

Shel Silverstein's Birthday (1930)
Pacific Ocean Discovered (1513)
Native American Day
Hug A Vegetarian Day
Love Note Day


26

R.E.A.D. In America Day
Family Health and Fitness Day USA
National Hunting and Fishing Day

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday (1774)
Sep. 26-33 Banned Books Week

27

First Skyscraper Opened in NYC
Yom Kippur

Ancestor Appreciation Day

Samuel Adams's Birthday (1722)

World Tourism Day
World Heart Day


28

Tomato Proven Safe (1820)
Family Day – A Day To Eat Dinner With Your Kids

Yom Kippur

World Rabies Day


29

US Army Established (1789)
Louis Pasteur Died (1895)


30

International Translation Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

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October

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

·        Diversity Awareness Month

·         Family Health Month

·         Hunger Awareness Month

·         Youth Against Tobacco Month

·         Pet Wellness Month

·        Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15)

·         International Dinosaur Month

·         Learning Disabilities Month

·         School Safety Month

·         Computer Learning Month

·         Diversity Awareness Month

·         Energy Awareness Month

·         Family Health Month

·         Filipino-American History Month

·         Fire Prevention Month

 

Daily Holidays & Events

 

1-7 Get Organized Week
Squirrel Appreciation Week

1

World Habitat Day
–World Vegetarian Day
–Chinese National Day
–Disney World Opened (1971)

2

Peanuts Comic Strip Debuted (1950)

3

 Mickey Mouse Club Debuted (1955)
Sputnik I Launched into Orbit (1957)

Oct. 4-11 World Space Week

National 4-H Week  USA

National Fire Prevention Week USA

National Metric Week USA


4

Buster Keaton's Birthday

5
 World Teachers Day
Child Health Day

 

6
National Storytelling Festival
Thomas Edison Showed First Motion Picture (1889)



7

World Smile Day
– Carbon Paper Patented (1806)

8

Columbus Day
John Hancock Died (1793)
Pres. Franklin Pierce Died (1869)

Great Fire of Chicago Started (1871)

Earthquake in Kashmir Killed Over 80,000 (2005

9

Leif Erikson Day

10

King Tut's Treasures Photographed (1924)

11

Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday


12

Farmers Day
Columbus Day

Columbus Landed in Bahamas (1492)

USS Cole Attacked (2000)

Oct. 12-17 Nat'l School Lunch Week

Teen Read Week
National Rainforest Week

13

Milton Hershey Died (1945)
Navy Day

14

Peace Corps Birthday
National Children's Day
Battle of Hastings Fought (1066)

Martin Luther King Jr. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1964)


15

White Cane Safety Day
Nelson Mandela Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1993)


16

Dictionary Day
World Food Day


17

Black Poetry Day
Mae Jemison's Birthday (1956)

Mother Teresa Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (1979)


18

Alaska Day
Black Olympians Suspended (1968)
Oct. 18-25 Nat School Bus Safety Week

Nat Chemistry Week


19

Largest Mass of Gold Discovered (1872)
Last Major Battle of American Revolution Ended (1781)

 

20

 National Fruit Day
Sweetest Day


20-24 School Bus Safety Week

21

Light Bulb Invented (1879)
Apple Day


22

Nat Nut Day

First Parachute Jump from Balloon (1797)


23

Women's Suffrage March, NYC (1915)

24

United Nations Day
International School Library Day
First Transcontinental Telegraph Line Completed (1861)

Rosa Parks Died (2005)

International Make A Difference Day


25

Microwave Oven Debuted (1955)

26

Two Gray Whales Freed from Ice (1966)

27

James Cook's Birthday (Explorer)
Boston Red Sox Won World Series (2004)

28

Statue of Liberty Dedicated (1886)

29

 Internet Created (1969)
First Oscar Night (1929)
Stock Market Crashed ("Black Tuesday")


30

War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)
John Adams's Birthday (1735)


31

Halloween
Nevada Day

 

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November

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

 

  • Family Stories Month
  • International Drum Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • American Indian Heritage Month

 

Daily Holidays & Events

 

1

Family Literacy Day
Day of the Dead (Mexico)
Daylight Savings Time Ends

Stamp Act in Effect (1765)


2

North Dakota and South Dakota Admission Day
Harry Truman Elected President (1948)
2-8 World Kindness Week

3

National Sandwich Day
First Dog Orbited Earth (1957)

4

King Tut's Tomb Discovered (1922)

5
Young Reader's Day


6

Reagan Re-Elected by a Landslide (1984)
Abraham Lincoln Elected President (1860)

7

Canadian Pacific Railway Completed (1885)
Marie Curie's Birthday (1867)

FDR Won Fourth Presidential Term (1944)

Eleanor Roosevelt Died (1962)


8

Yeti Tracks Discovered (1951)

9

Berlin Wall Opened (1989)
Kristallnacht Began (1938)
Nov. 9-16 World Kindness Week

10

Great Wall of China Opens for World Tourism
Marine Corps Birthday

11

Veterans Day
Washington Admission Day
Supernova Discovered (1572)
Pilgrims Signed Mayflower Compact (1620)


12

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Birthday (1815)

13
International Day of Kindness
Robert Louis Stevenson's Birthday (1850)

14

American Teddy Bear Day

15

America Recycles Day
American Education Week

Geography Awareness Week


16

Oodaaq Island Discovered (1978)
International Day of Tolerance

17

Suez Canal Opened in Egypt (1869)
Homemade Bread Day

18
Mickey Mouse's Birthday (1928)
William Tell Shot the Apple (1307)

19

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

20

Edwin Hubble's Birthday (1889)

21

First Hot-Air Balloon Flight (1763)

22
JFK's Assassination
Mount St.
Helens Erupted (1842)

JFK Assassinated (1963)

Nov. 22-29 Games & Puzzles Week


23

Zoom Lens Patented (1948)
Nat Cashew Day


24

Zachary Taylor's Birthday (1784)

Darwin's Origin of the Species Published (1859)

Jack Ruby Shot Lee Harvey Oswald (1963)


25

Wind-Up Car Patented (1881)

26

Thanksgiving
FDR Signs Thanksgiving Bill
First Thanksgiving Day (1789)


27

Anders Celsius' Birthday (1701)
Nobel Prize Established (1895)


28

Ka Lahui (Independence Day, Hawaii)

29

Louisa May Alcott's Birthday (1832)
Electronic Greetings Day

30

Mark Twain's Birthday (1835)

Winston Churchill's Birthday (1874)

Oscar Wilde Died (1930)


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December

 

Month Long Holidays & Events

 

  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • World AIDS Month
  • Write to a Friend Month
  • Bingo's Birthday Month

 

 

Daily Holidays & Events

1

AIDS Awareness Day

2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Razor Blade Patented (1901)

3

International Day of Disabled Persons

4

National Cookie Day
Game of "Monopoly" Debuted (1935)
Santa's List Day!   Print out a wish list, help your child write down the name of a gift or toy they would like, and send the list to Santa. Or simply write a letter to Santa

5  

International Volunteer Day
Walt Disney's Birthday (1901)

6

First Taxicabs in London (1897)
Dec. 6-13  Nat Handwashing Week


7

Delaware Day
Pearl Harbour Day

8

Eli Whitney's Birthday (1765)

9

Computer Mouse Invented (1968)
Roller Skates Patented (1884)
Christmas Card Day - The first commercial Christmas card was created by Sir Henry Cole of England in 1843. Christmas Cards are fun and easy to make with paper and crayons. Even in their simplest form they will help your child develop a foundation for reading and writing skills.


10

 Human Rights Day
 Emily Dickinson's Birthday (1830)
Nobel Prize Day

11

National Noodle-Ring Day
Hanukkah Begins at Sundown


12

Poinsettia Day

13

South Pole Discovered (1911)
First Susan B. Anthony Dollar (1979)

New Zealand Discovered (1642)

14

 First Miniature Golf Course (1929)

15

Bill of Rights Day
Basketball Created (1891)
Sitting Bull Died (1890)

16

Boston Tea Party Day
Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)

17

Wright Brothers' Day
Pan American Aviation Day

Maple Syrup Day

18

International Migrants' Day

19

Saturnalia Festival

20

Louisiana Purchase (1803)

21

Pilgrims Landed (1620)
Crossword Puzzle Created (1913)

Winter Solstice

22

First Cloned Pet Born (2001)
Beatrix Potter Died (1943)


23

First Nonstop Flight Around the World (1986)

24

Christmas Eve

25

Christmas

26

Kwanzaa Begins
Boxing Day/Family Day
Day of Goodwill (S Africa)

27

Visit the Zoo Day
Louis Pasteur’s Birthday


28

National Chocolate Day

29

Andrew Johnson's Birthday (1808)

30

Rudyard Kipling's Birthday (1865)

31

 New Year's Eve
–Make Up Your Mind Day

 

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