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Aren't you just a little bit curious where your ancestors came from? If so, Genealogy Day is sure to prove both fun and educational.
3.141592653589793238462643383... That's (part of) the number being celebrated on Pi Day! Pi (no, not pie) is the relationship between the diameter and...
This is one holiday you may take with a pinch of salt! Potato Chip Day is a celebration of the world's best-loved snack, first created in the 19th century....
In a world with so much natural beauty, there's one creature that is often overlooked: the moth. While butterflies seem to get all the attention, moths are...
What? How? Where? Why? HUH?!? All of the questions you could possibly think of can be freely raised on Ask a...
Bake for Family Fun Month is a celebration created by the Home Baking Association. The idea of this...
North American Inclusion Month (NAIM) was created by the Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities. Now...
Stop hugging that library. No wait, my mistake, I forgot that it’s Library Lovers Month - and it seems to have come at just the right time as many local...
Bird Feeding Month aims to raise awareness of the needs of our little feathered friends and keep them going until the spring weather kicks in. During the cold...
Heart Month is an event run by the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness of heart disease and treatments. Suggestions from the BHF for fund raising ideas...
George Washington may have cut down the cherry tree, but Cherry Month is here to build up the humble cherry, to celebrate its delectable deliciousness, and to...
There's no better way to start that day than with a hot breakfast, especially in the colder months of the year. Hot Breakfast Month is all about sausages,...
April is a month for gardening - Garden Month encourages for planting, growing, and spending time creating a beautiful, healthy and productive environment....
Some might say that it's a little early in the year to adopt a straw hat, that April may still see frequent rain (hence the term 'April showers'), gusty...
Where you live has an impact on our mood, wellbeing and general happiness levels. That's why it's vitally important to feel happy in your own surroundings; you...
In an age of gadgets, gizmos and electronics, it's easy to forget that there's still incredible progress being made in technological innovation. Inventor's...
Are you single? Do public displays of affection from loving couples make you feel just a little bit nauseous?...
Poetry Month began in 1996 and was started by the Academy of American Poets. It now has the support of many other organisations including the government, art...
Set up in 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) sets out to promote jazz both as an historical and a...
England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now RI)
1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
1st train crosses Niagara suspension bridge
Calif legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
Sutro Baths opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1 - 1952)
1st natl bird reservation established in Sebastian - FL
Pres Harding became 1st pres filing income tax report
1st theatre built for rear movie projection (NYC)
36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
During Korean War - UN forces recaptured Seoul
Dallas jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of Lee Harvey Oswald murder
Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with W Germany
JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (540 km)
Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer
Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1st American woman dentist
Giovanni Schiaparelli, discovered Martian canals
Thomas Riley Marshall, (D), 28th VP (1913-21)
Albert Einstein, relative, E = mcý (Nobel 1921), Ulm, Germany
Cartoonist Hank Ketcham, (Dennis the Menace)
Frank Borman, astronaut (Gemini 7, Apollo 8), Eastern Airline pres
Michael Caine, Engl Actor (Blame it on Rio)
Quincy Jones, composer, singer (We are the World)
Eugene A. Cernan, astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10, 17)