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March 30: Land Day (Palestinians)

Usmar Ismail
Usmar Ismail

Juan Manuel de Rosas (b. 1793) · Vincent van Gogh (b. 1853) · James Cagney (d. 1986)

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Selected anniversaries for January

January 1: New Year's Day (Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Brunei (1984) and Samoa (1962)

Ceres
Ceres
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January 2: Feast Day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Roman Catholic Church)

Llandaff Cathedral
Llandaff Cathedral
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January 3

Winston Churchill in 1912
Winston Churchill in 1912
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January 4: World Braille Day; Colonial Martyrs Repression Day in Angola (1961)

An 1855 engraving of Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt
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January 5

Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman

Ernest Shackleton (d. 1922)

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January 6: Epiphany (Gregorian calendar); Little Christmas in Ireland

Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori
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January 7: Christmas (Julian calendar); Victory Day in Cambodia; Festa del Tricolore in Italy

Francis, Duke of Guise
Francis, Duke of Guise
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January 8: Tenth of Tevet (Judaism, 2017)

Blackstone Library
Blackstone Library

Galileo Galilei (d. 1642)

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January 9: Coming of Age Day in Japan (2017)

RMS Queen Elizabeth in 1966
RMS Queen Elizabeth
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January 10

Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
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January 11: Proclamation of Independence in Morocco (1944); Eugenio María de Hostos Day in Puerto Rico (1839)

Byzantine coin showing Empress Theodora
Byzantine coin showing Empress Theodora

 · Edmund Hillary (d. 2008)

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January 12: Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania (1964)

Mission Santa Clara
Mission Santa Clara
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January 13: St. Knut's Day in Finland and Sweden

Steve Ballmer in 2010
Steve Ballmer

Edmund Spenser (d. 1599) · James Joyce (d. 1941)

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January 14: New Year (Julian calendar); Mattu Pongal (Tamils, 2017); National Forest Conservation Day in Thailand; Ratification Day in the United States (1784)

Kingston, Jamaica, after the 1907 earthquake
Kingston, following the 1907 earthquake

George Berkeley (d. 1753) ·

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January 15: World Religion Day (2017); John Chilembwe Day in Malawi; Korean Alphabet Day in North Korea

The British Museum
The British Museum

Molière (b. 1622) · Gamal Abdel Nasser (b. 1918)

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January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States (2017)

Painting of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent
Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780 by Francis Holman
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January 17

Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959
Dwight Eisenhower

David Lloyd George (b. 1873) · Francis Galton (d. 1911)

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January 18: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Legionella sp. under UV illumination
Legionella sp. under UV illumination
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January 19: Theophany (Julian calendar)

San Agustin Church, Manila
San Agustin Church, Manila
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January 20: Martyrs' Day in Azerbaijan (1990)

Soviet Pole of Inaccessibility station, Antarctica
Soviet Pole of Inaccessibility station, Antarctica
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January 21: Flag Day in Quebec

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
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January 22: Reunion Day in Ukraine (1919)

SS Valencia
SS Valencia

Lord Byron (b. 1788)  · Queen Victoria (d. 1901)

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January 23

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright

Stendhal (b. 1783) · William Pitt the Younger (d. 1806)

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January 24

Sutter's Mill (reconstruction)
Sutter's Mill (reconstruction)

Winston Churchill (d. 1965)

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January 25: Feast Day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Eastern Orthodox Church); Burns Night (Scottish culture); Tatiana Day in Russia

Flag of Georgia
Flag of Georgia

Virginia Woolf (b. 1882) ·

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January 26: Australia Day (1788); Republic Day in India (1950)

William Bligh
William Bligh
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January 27

Grissom, White, and Chaffee of Apollo 1
Grissom, White, and Chaffee of Apollo 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1756) ·

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January 28: Chinese New Year and Korean New Year (2017)

Lego bricks
Lego bricks

Henry VII of England (b. 1457) · Henry VIII of England (d. 1547) · W. B. Yeats (d. 1939)

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January 29

The Mantra-Rock Dance poster
The Mantra-Rock Dance poster

George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820) · Anton Chekhov (b. 1860)

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January 30: Martyrs' Day in India

San Francisco in 1847
San Francisco in 1847
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January 31: Independence Day in Nauru (1968)

Sirius
Sirius
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Selected anniversaries for February

February 1: Black History Month begins in Canada and the United States; National Freedom Day in the United States

King Edward III of England
King Edward III of England
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February 2: Groundhog Day in Canada and the United States

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (b. 1754) · James Joyce (b. 1882) · Bertrand Russell (d. 1970)

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February 3: Setsubun in Japan; Four Chaplains' Day in the United States

José de San Martín
José de San Martín

Johannes Gutenberg (d. 1468)

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February 4: Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Constantin von Tischendorf
Constantin von Tischendorf
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February 5

Bill Ponsford
Bill Ponsford

Robert Peel (b. 1788) ·

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February 6: Sami National Day (Sami people); Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan begins (2017); Ronald Reagan Day in most U.S. states

Duckworth's Action off San Domingo
Duckworth's Action off San Domingo
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February 7

Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp"
Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp"

Thomas More (b. 1478) · Sheridan Le Fanu (d. 1873)

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February 8

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
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February 9

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
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February 10: Tu BiShvat begins at sunset (Judaism, 2017)

Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria
Prince Albert
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February 11: Victory of the Revolution in Iran (1979)

Emperor Jimmu of Japan
Emperor Jimmu of Japan

Pope Gregory II (d. 731) · René Descartes (d. 1650) · Leo Szilard (b. 1898)

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February 12: Red Hand Day

Christian Dior's "New Look"
Christian Dior's "New Look"

Immanuel Kant (d. 1804) · Charles Darwin (b. 1809)

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February 13

The covering of the Senne
The covering of the Senne
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February 14: Valentine's Day

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
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February 15: National Flag of Canada Day; Statehood Day in Serbia (1804)

Chelyabinsk meteor (video)

Ernest Shackleton (b. 1874) ·

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February 16: Day of the Shining Star in North Korea

Mask of Tutankhamun
Mask of Tutankhamun

Richard of Dover (d. 1184) · Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (b. 1922)

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February 17: Independence Day in Kosovo (2008)

Damage caused by the 2006 Southern Leyte landslide
Damage caused by the 2006 Southern Leyte landslide

Molière (d. 1673) · Wally Pipp (b. 1893) · Geronimo (d. 1909)

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February 18: Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)

Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Martin Luther (d. 1546) · Michelangelo (d. 1564) · J. Robert Oppenheimer (d. 1967)

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February 19

Dust storm at Manzanar
Dust storm at Manzanar

Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473) · Knut Hamsun (d. 1952) · Joseph Szigeti (d. 1973)

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February 20: Family Day in various regions of Canada (2017)

Photo of the moon taken by Ranger 8
Photo of the moon taken by Ranger 8

Hod Stuart (b. 1879) · Maria Goeppert-Mayer (d. 1972)

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February 21: Language Movement Day in Bangladesh

Polaroid Land Camera Model 95
Polaroid Land Camera Model 95

Nina Simone (b. 1933) · Baruch Spinoza (d. 1677)

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February 22

Dolly the sheep
Dolly the sheep

Arthur Schopenhauer (b. 1788) · Robert Baden-Powell (b. 1857) · Felix Frankfurter (d. 1965)

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February 23: Fat Thursday (Catholicism, 2017); National Day in Brunei (1984); Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia and several other former Soviet republics

Scene of the Grayrigg derailment
Scene of the Grayrigg derailment

Samuel Pepys (b. 1633) · John Keats (d. 1821) · Edward Elgar (d. 1934)

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February 24: Rio Carnival begins in Brazil (2017); Independence Day in Estonia (1918); Flag Day in Mexico; National Artist Day in Thailand

President Juan Perón of Argentina
President Juan Perón of Argentina

Steve Jobs (b. 1955) · Æthelberht of Kent (d. 616)

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February 25: Ayyám-i-Há begins (Bahá'í calendar); Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia (1921)

Edvard Beneš
Edvard Beneš

José de San Martín (b. 1778) · George Harrison (b. 1943) · Don Bradman (d. 2001)

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February 26: Saviours' Day (Nation of Islam); Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991)

"Livery Stable Blues"

Levi Strauss (b. 1829) · Mary Whiton Calkins (d. 1930)

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February 27: Shrove Monday (Western Christianity, 2017); Losar in Bhutan and Tibet (2017); Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia (2017)

Manuel Belgrano
Manuel Belgrano

Chelsea Clinton (b. 1980) · Ivan Pavlov (d. 1936)

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February 28: Shrove Tuesday (Western Christianity, 2017); Kalevala Day in Finland

Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar
Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar

Michel de Montaigne (b. 1533) · Henry James (d. 1916) · Koesbini (d. 1991)

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February 29: Leap day (Gregorian calendar)

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree
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Selected anniversaries for March

March 1: Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity, 2017); Saint David's Day in Wales; Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992); Yap Day in Yap

Peace Corps logo
Peace Corps logo

Glenn Miller (b. 1904) · Nick Griffin (b. 1959) · Lupita Nyong'o (b. 1983)

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March 2: The Nineteen Day Fast begins (Bahá'í Faith, 2017)

Wilt Chamberlain in 1959
Wilt Chamberlain

Susanna M. Salter (b. 1860) · Dusty Springfield (d. 1999)

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March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria (1878)

Program for the woman suffrage parade
Program for the woman suffrage parade

Robert Hooke (d. 1703) · Hergé (d. 1983)

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March 4: Saint Casimir's Day

Forth Bridge, Scotland
Forth Bridge, Scotland

Saladin (d. 1193) · Jean-François Champollion (d. 1832) · Sir Patrick Moore (b. 1923)

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March 5: Learn From Lei Feng Day in China; St Piran's Day in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere
Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere

Henry II of England (b. 1133) · Elaine Paige (b. 1948) · Sergei Prokofiev (d. 1953)

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March 6: National Heroes and Benefactors Day in Belize (2017); Independence Day in Ghana (1957)

Dmitri Mendeleev
Dmitri Mendeleev

Princess Clémentine of Orléans (b. 1817) · John Redmond (d. 1918) · Ayn Rand (d. 1982)

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March 7

José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco, in 1879
José Paranhos

Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) · Reinhard Heydrich (b. 1904) · Divine (d. 1988)

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March 8: International Women's Day

Nelson's Pillar
Nelson's Pillar

Beatrice of Castile (b. 1293) · Haseeb Ahsan (d. 2013)

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March 9: Fast of Esther (Judaism, 2017)

Chromolithograph depicting the Battle of Hampton Roads
Battle of Hampton Roads

Mary Anning (d. 1847) · Vyacheslav Molotov (b. 1890)  · Yuri Gagarin (b. 1934)

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March 10

Uranus and some of its moons
Uranus and some of its moons

Agnes Blannbekin (d. 1315) · Lillian Wald (b. 1867) · Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (d. 2010)

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March 11: Purim begins at sunset (Judaism, 2017); Independence Day in Lithuania (1990)

King Shō Tai of the Ryūkyū Kingdom
Shō Tai

Margaret Oakley Dayhoff (b. 1925) · Helen Rollason (b. 1956) · Katsuhiko Nakajima (b. 1988)

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March 12: Shushan Purim begins at sunset in Jerusalem and Susa (Judaism, 2017)

Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman

Charles Boycott (b. 1832) · Jessica Hardy (b. 1987) · Lazare Ponticelli (d. 2008)

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March 13: Holi (Hinduism, 2017)

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Mustafa Reşid Pasha (b. 1800) · Adolf Anderssen (d. 1879) · Odette Hallowes (d. 1995)

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March 14: New Year's Day (Sikhism); White Day in East Asia; Pi Day

The Lakeview Gusher
The Lakeview Gusher

John Sigismund Zápolya (d. 1571) · Albert Einstein (b. 1879) · Tony Benn (d. 2014)

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March 15: Ides of March

Talaat Pasha
Talaat Pasha

Augusta, Lady Gregory (b. 1852) · Christian Michelsen (b. 1857) · Arthur Compton (d. 1962)

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March 16

The FA Cup
The FA Cup

John Pope (b. 1822) · Sienna Guillory (b. 1975) · Jean Bellette (d. 1991)

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March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

Golden Tara of Butuan
Golden Tara of Butuan

Jocelin of Glasgow (d. 1199) · Pattie Boyd (b. 1944) · William Gibson (b. 1948)

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March 18

The French battleship Bouvet capsizes after striking a mine during the Battle of Gallipoli.
The French battleship Bouvet capsizing

Edward the Martyr (b. 978) · Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (b. 1844) · Minnie Pwerle (d. 2006)

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March 19

Clara Zetkin
Clara Zetkin

Wyatt Earp (b. 1848) · Albert Speer (b. 1905) · Bun Cook (d. 1988)

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March 20: March equinox (10:28 UTC, 2017); Nowruz in Iran, Central Asia, the Bahá'í Faith, and Zoroastrianism (2017); Independence Day in Tunisia (1956)

Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte

Isaac Newton (d. 1726) · Amanda Clement (b. 1888) · Fernando Torres (b. 1984)

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March 21: Independence Day in Namibia (1990)

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cranmer

Al Williamson (b. 1931) · Nobuo Uematsu (b. 1959) · Chinua Achebe (d. 2013)

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March 22: World Water Day

Emerald Buddha
Emerald Buddha

Reese Witherspoon (b. 1976) · Juan Uribe (b. 1979) · Kenzō Tange (d. 2005)

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March 23: Pakistan Day (1956)

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Henry of Grosmont (d. 1361) · Emmy Noether (b. 1882) · Mo Farah (b. 1983)

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March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

Exxon Valdez aground
Exxon Valdez aground

William Morris (b. 1834) · Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (d. 1882) · David Irving (b. 1938)

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March 25: Independence Day in Greece (1821)

Titan, moon of Saturn
Titan, moon of Saturn

Kenneth III of Scotland (d. 1005) · Gloria Steinem (b. 1934) · Marcel Lefebvre (d. 1991)

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March 26: Independence Day in Bangladesh (1971)

"The Gerry-Mander", as printed in the Boston Gazette
"The Gerry-Mander"

'Adud al-Dawla (d. 983) · Walt Whitman (d. 1892) · Richard Dawkins (b. 1941)

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March 27:

One of the aircraft involved in the Tenerife disaster
One of the aircraft involved in the Tenerife disaster

Domenico Lalli (b. 1679) · Simon Bradstreet (d. 1697) · Julia Alvarez (b. 1950)

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March 28: Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

Fabre Hydravion
Fabre Hydravion

James Brudenell (d. 1868) · Ernst Lindemann (b. 1894) · Lady Gaga (b. 1986)

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March 29: Boganda Day in the Central African Republic; Martyrs' Day in Madagascar (1947)

Flag of the New People's Army
Flag of the New People's Army

Cornelio Saavedra (d. 1829) · Emilia Baeyertz (b. 1842) · Sam Loxton (b. 1921)

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March 30: Land Day (Palestinians)

Usmar Ismail
Usmar Ismail

Juan Manuel de Rosas (b. 1793) · Vincent van Gogh (b. 1853) · James Cagney (d. 1986)

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March 31: King Nangklao Memorial Day in Thailand; Cesar Chavez Day in various U.S. states

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Al Gore (b. 1948) · Ewan McGregor (b. 1971) · Frank Perdue (d. 2005)

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Selected anniversaries for April

April 1: Assyrian New Year; National Day in Iran (1979); Edible Book Day

3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

William Harvey (b. 1578) · Sophie Germain (b. 1776) · Scott Joplin (d. 1917)

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April 2: World Autism Awareness Day; Passion Sunday (Anglicanism, 2017); Onbashira begins in Nagano, Japan

Juan Ponce de León
Juan Ponce de León

Prince George of Denmark (b. 1653) · Pope John Paul II (d. 2005)

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April 3

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde

Swaminarayan (b. 1781) · Juliusz Słowacki (d. 1849) · Tony Benn (b. 1925)

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April 4: Independence Day in Senegal (1960)

Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Sihanouk

Robert III of Scotland (d. 1406) · Oliver Goldsmith (d. 1774) · John Venn (d. 1923)

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April 5: Rama Navami (Hinduism, 2017); Feast Day of Vincent Ferrer

Birkenhead Park
Birkenhead Park

Marie-Rosalie Cadron-Jetté (d. 1864) ·

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April 6

Cover of the official report of the 1896 Olympics
Cover of the official report of the 1896 Olympics

Richard I (d. 1199)  · Raphael (b. 1483; d. 1520)  · Rose O'Neill (d. 1944)

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April 7: World Health Day

Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen

Berengar I of Italy (d. 924)  · El Greco (d. 1614)  · William Wordsworth (b. 1770)

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April 8: Gudi Padwa and Ugadi in various parts of India (2016)

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Philip IV of Spain (b. 1605) · Sara Northrup Hollister (b. 1924) · Margaret Thatcher (d. 2013)

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April 9: Vimy Ridge Day in Canada; Day of National Unity in Georgia (1989); Bataan Day in the Philippines

Toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad
Toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad

Francis Bacon (d. 1626) · Mary Jackson (b. 1921)

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April 10: Fast of the Firstborn begins at dawn and Passover begins at sunset (Judaism, 2017)

Second Bank of the United States
Second Bank of the United States

Gabrielle d'Estrées (d. 1589) · Frances Perkins (b. 1880) · Hayley Westenra (b. 1987)

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April 11

Nevill Ground's pavilion after the 1913 arson
Nevill Ground's pavilion after the 1913 arson

Ewelina Hańska (d. 1882) · Ethel Kennedy (b. 1928) ·

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April 12: Yuri's Night; Cosmonautics Day in Russia

Bombardment of Fort Sumter
Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Christian IV of Denmark (b. 1577) · Beverly Cleary (b. 1916) · Xin Fengxia (d. 1998)

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April 13: Maundy Thursday (Western Christianity, 2017); Vaisakhi (Sikhism); Thingyan begins in Myanmar; Cambodian New Year; Lao New Year in Laos; Thai New Year's Day

Ba Cụt
Ba Cụt

Samuel Beckett (b. 1906) · Annie Jump Cannon (d. 1941) · Günter Grass (d. 2015)

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April 14: Good Friday (Christianity, 2017); Bengali New Year, Tamil New Year, and other New Year festivals in Asia (2017); Day of the Georgian language in Georgia (1978)

Noah Webster
Noah Webster

Rachel Carson (d. 1964) · Simone de Beauvoir (d. 1986) ·

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April 15: Holy Saturday (Christianity, 2017); Father Damien Day in Hawaii; Day of the Sun in North Korea

Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing
Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing

Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452) · Matthew Arnold (d. 1888) · Bessie Smith (b. 1894) ·

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April 16: Easter (Christianity, 2017); Queen Margrethe II's birthday in Denmark

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marie Tussaud (d. 1850) · John Millington Synge (b. 1871) · Pope Benedict XVI (b. 1927)

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April 17

Mam Tor, Peak District
Mam Tor, Peak District

Elda Emma Anderson (d. 1961)

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April 18: Patriots' Day in Maine and Massachusetts (2016); Tax Day in the United States (2016); Independence Day in Zimbabwe (1980)

Saint Peter's Basilica by Giovanni Paolo Pannini
Saint Peter's Basilica by Giovanni Paolo Pannini

Lucrezia Borgia (b. 1480) · John Leland (d. 1552) · Albert Einstein (d. 1955)

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April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity)

Nazi troops round up Warsaw Ghetto residents
Nazi troops round up Warsaw Ghetto residents

Ælfheah of Canterbury (d. 1012) · Sarah Bagley (b. 1806) · Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1881)

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April 20: Ridván begins at sunset (Bahá'í Faith); 4/20 (cannabis culture)

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Pope Leo XIII

Cædwalla of Wessex (d. 689) · Allegra Byron (d. 1822) · Frances Ames (b. 1920)

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April 21

Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII of England

Henry VII of England (d. 1509) · Max Weber (b. 1864) · John Maynard Keynes (d. 1946)

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April 22: Earth Day; Easter Saturday (Christianity, 2017)

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"The Old Gate", Tsinghua University

Immanuel Kant (b. 1724) ·

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April 23: Saint George's Day in various countries; National Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey

Edmund Ironside
Edmund Ironside

Brian Boru (d. 1014) · Max Planck (b. 1858) · Satyajit Ray (d. 1992)

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April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day; Republic Day in The Gambia (1970); Yom HaShoah in Israel (2017)

Thutmose III
Thutmose III

Daniel Defoe (d. 1731) · Anthony Trollope (b. 1815) · Laurentia Tan (b. 1979)

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April 25: Feast day of Mark the Evangelist (Christianity); Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand (1915); Liberation Day in Italy; Elbe Day in Russia and the United States (1945)

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The double helix structure of DNA

Edward II of England (b. 1284) ·

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April 26: World Intellectual Property Day; Feast day of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Roman Catholic Church)

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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Marcus Aurelius (b. 121) · Eugène Delacroix (b. 1798) · Teresa Lewis (b. 1969)

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April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa (1994); King's Day in the Netherlands

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Ferdinand Magellan (d. 1521) · Coretta Scott King (b. 1927)

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April 28: International Workers' Memorial Day; Maundy Thursday (Eastern Christianity, 2016)

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Aurora Quezon

Edward IV of England (b. 1442) · Harper Lee (b. 1926)

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April 29: Good Friday (Eastern Christianity, 2016); Shōwa Day in Japan

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Replica of HMS Endeavour

Henri Poincaré (b. 1854) · Ludwig Wittgenstein (d. 1951) · Uma Thurman (b. 1970)

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April 30: Holy Saturday (Eastern Christianity, 2016); National Persian Gulf Day in Iran; Consumer Protection Day in Thailand

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William McIntosh

A. E. Housman (d. 1936)

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May 1: International Workers' Day; Easter (Eastern Christianity, 2016); Beltane in Ireland and Scotland; Law Day and Loyalty Day in the United States

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Scene from Citizen Kane

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (b. 1769)

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May 2: Flag Day in Poland

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Soviet soldiers hoist the flag after the Battle of Berlin.

Leonardo da Vinci (d. 1519)

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May 3: World Press Freedom Day

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João I of Kongo
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May 4: Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands

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Margaret Thatcher
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May 5: Ascension Day (Western Christianity, 2016); Feast of St George (Palestinians); Liberation Day in Denmark, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands; Yom HaShoah in Israel (2016); Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States; National Day of Prayer in the United States (2016)

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Issue of Pravda

Napoleon (d. 1821)

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May 6: Saint George's Day in Bulgaria

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Grand Palace of Bangkok

Edward VII (d. 1910)

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May 7: Easter Saturday (Eastern Christianity, 2016)

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Maximilien Robespierre

Mary of Modena (d. 1718) ·

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May 8: Victory in Europe Day; World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; Miguel Hidalgo's Birthday in Mexico; Parents' Day in South Korea

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A glass of Coca-Cola

Fern Hobbs (b. 1883) ·

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May 9: Europe Day/Schuman Day in the European Union; Victory Day in various Eastern European countries

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Punch and Judy show

Friedrich Schiller (d. 1805) · Hilde Levi (b. 1909)

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May 10: Independence Day in Romania (1877)

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Golden Spike Ceremony

Thomas Young (d. 1829) · Karl Barth (b. 1886) ·

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May 11: Yom Hazikaron in Israel (2016)

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Crossing of the Blue Mountains
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May 12: International Nurses Day; Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel (2016)

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The Duke of Guise during the Day of the Barricades

Florence Nightingale (b. 1820) · Dante Gabriel Rossetti (b. 1828) ·

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May 13

Maamme, the Finnish national anthem

Maria Theresa (b. 1717) ·

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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias and Saint Mo Chutu (Roman Catholicism)

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Skylab

Mary Seacole (d. 1881) ·

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May 15: Pentecost (Western Christianity, 2016); Nakba Day in Palestinian communities; Constituent Assembly Day in Lithuania; Sanja Matsuri begins in Tokyo (2016)

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An example of Baily's beads

Klemens von Metternich (b. 1773) · Daniel O'Connell (d. 1847) · Emily Dickinson (d. 1886)

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May 16: Whit Monday (Western Christianity, 2016)

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Shield nickel
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May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; Galician Literature Day in Galicia, Spain

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Main fragment of the Antikythera mechanism

Mary, Queen of Hungary (d. 1395) · Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (d. 1838)

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May 18: Flag and Universities Day in Haiti; Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly in Turkmenistan; Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Crimean Tatar Genocide in Ukraine

Sada Abe
Sada Abe

Bertrand Russell (b. 1872) · Mary McLeod Bethune (d. 1955)

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May 19: Greek Genocide Remembrance Day in Greece; Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey; Ho Chi Minh's birthday in Vietnam

John Franklin
John Franklin

William Ewart Gladstone (d. 1898)

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May 20: Day of Remembrance in Cambodia; National Day in Cameroon (1972); Independence Day in East Timor (2002); National Awakening Day in Indonesia (1908)

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First edition of Shakespeare's sonnets

Honoré de Balzac (b. 1799) · Astrid Kirchherr (b. 1938)

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May 21: Navy Day in Chile

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A boat on the Manchester Ship Canal
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May 22: Birth of Muhammad al-Mahdi (Shia Islam, 2016); Pesach Sheni (Judaism, 2016); World Biodiversity Day; Unity Day in Yemen (1990)

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Preston Brooks' attack on Charles Sumner

Augusta, Lady Gregory (b. 1932)

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May 23: Victoria Day in Canada (2016)

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Joan of Arc

Henrik Ibsen (d. 1906)

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May 24: Independence Day in Eritrea (1993); Aldersgate Day (Methodism)

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Brooklyn Bridge

Germanicus (b. 15 BC) · Nicolaus Copernicus (d. 1543) · Queen Victoria (b. 1819)

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May 25: First Patriotic Government in Argentina (1810); Independence Day in Jordan (1946); Towel Day

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Dragon spacecraft

Anna Maria Rückerschöld (d. 1805) ·

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May 26: Corpus Christi (various Western Christian churches, 2016); Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2016); National Sorry Day in Australia; Independence Day in Georgia (1918)

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Vauxhall Bridge, London
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May 27

King John of England
King John of England

Jawaharlal Nehru (d. 1964)

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May 28: Republic Day in Armenia and Azerbaijan (both 1918)

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The Spanish Armada

William Pitt the Younger (b. 1759) · Mary Polly Paaaina (d. 1873) · Patrick White (b. 1912)

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May 29: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers; Democracy Day in Nigeria

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Jenny Lind
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May 30: Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico; Memorial Day in the United States (2016)

Queen Jane
Queen Jane

Christopher Marlowe (d. 1593) · Duchess Violante Beatrice of Bavaria (d. 1731) ·

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May 31: World No Tobacco Day; Feast of the Visitation (Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism)

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'Abd al-Ilah

Joseph Haydn (d. 1809) · Walt Whitman (b. 1819) · Chien-Shiung Wu (b. 1912)

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June 1: International Children's Day; Global Day of Parents

Louis Brandeis
Louis Brandeis

Tirunesh Dibaba (b. 1985) · Xiao (d. 847)

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June 2

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Diamond Rock
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June 3: Feast day of Saint Charles Lwanga and the Uganda Martyrs (Roman Catholic Church, Church of England, Lutheranism)

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Andy Warhol
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June 4: Day of National Unity in Hungary; Independence Day in Tonga (1970)

Emily Davison
Emily Davison
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June 5: World Environment Day; Feast day of Saint Boniface (Christianity); Father's Day and Constitution Day in Denmark; Yom Yerushalayim in Israel (2016)

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Danfeng Gate, Daming Palace

Jill Biden (b. 1951) ·

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June 6: Ramadan begins (Islam, 2016); Queen's Official Birthday in New Zealand (2016); Western Australia Day (2016)

Novarupta's lava dome
Novarupta's lava dome

Henry Grattan (d. 1820) · Robert Falcon Scott (b. 1868) · Sandra Morgan (b. 1942)

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June 7: Sette Giugno in Malta; Journalist Day in Argentina

Edvard Beneš
Edvard Beneš

Amy Robsart (b. 1532) ·

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June 8

Margaret Bondfield
Margaret Bondfield

 · Omar Bongo (d. 2009)

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June 9: Ascension Day (Eastern Christianity, 2016); Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese calendar, 2016); St. Colmcille's Day in Ireland

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Bhumibol Adulyadej
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June 10: Portugal Day

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SMS Szent István
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June 11: Queen's Official Birthday in the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries (2016)

Afonso of Brazil
Afonso of Brazil

John Constable (b. 1776) · Klemens von Metternich (d. 1859)

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June 12: Dia dos Namorados in Brazil; Independence Day in the Philippines; Loving Day in the United States

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Anne Frank
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June 13

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Jim Braddock

W. B. Yeats (b. 1865) ·

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June 14: Liberation Day in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (1982); Flag Day in the United States

Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki

Mary Carpenter (d. 1877) · Che Guevara (b. 1928) · Jorge Luis Borges (d. 1986)

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June 15: Flag Day in Denmark

"Sallie Gardner at a Gallop" (animated)
"Sallie Gardner at a Gallop" (animated)
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June 16: Bloomsday

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Valentina Tereshkova
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June 17

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The Taj Mahal
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June 18

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Cavalry charge, Battle of Waterloo

Lord Castlereagh (b. 1769) · Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932) · Michael Hastings (d. 2013)

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June 19: Pentecost (Eastern Christianity, 2016); Father's Day in various countries (2016); Day of the Independent Hungary; Juneteenth in some parts of the United States

Louise of the Netherlands
Louise of the Netherlands

Blaise Pascal (b. 1623) · Doris Sands Johnson (b. 1921)

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June 20: June solstice (22:34 UTC, 2016); Midsummer festivities (Northern Hemisphere); Winter solstice festivals (Southern Hemisphere); Day of the Holy Spirit (Eastern Christianity, 2016); World Refugee Day; International Surfing Day; Flag Day in Argentina

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Queen Victoria in her coronation robes
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June 21: World Music Day; National Aboriginal Day in Canada

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SpaceShipOne
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June 22: Teachers' Day in El Salvador

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Diego Maradona
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June 23: Victory Day in Estonia; Jāņi in Latvia; Grand Duke's Official Birthday in Luxembourg

Gamal Abdel Nasser
Gamal Abdel Nasser

Edward VIII (b. 1894) · Michèle Mouton (b. 1951)

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June 24: Nativity of St John the Baptist (Christianity); Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec, Canada

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Manila Cathedral
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June 25: Croatian Statehood Day and Slovenian Statehood Day; Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom (2016)

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British soldiers evacuating from France

Antoni Gaudí (b. 1852) · Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (b. 1900) · Michel Foucault (d. 1984)

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June 26: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture; Independence Day in Madagascar (1960); Flag Day in Romania; Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand

Mari Alkatiri
Mari Alkatiri

George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830) · Elvy Kalep (b. 1899) · Alfred Döblin (d. 1957)

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June 27: Mixed Race Day in Brazil; Independence Day in Djibouti (1977)

Tanaka Giichi
Tanaka Giichi

Charles Stewart Parnell (b. 1846) · Nekima Levy-Pounds (b. 1976)

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June 28: Vidovdan in Serbia

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An alto saxophone

Henry VIII of England (b. 1491) · Peter Paul Rubens (b. 1577) · Martha Wise (d. 1971)

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June 29: Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Christianity, Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Seychelles (1976)

Isabel Perón
Isabel Perón

Óláfr Guðrøðarson (d. 1153) · Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (b. 1911) · Dermot Healy (d. 2014)

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June 30: Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1960)

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Henry II of France
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July 1: International Quds Day (2016); Canada Day; Independence Day in Rwanda (1962); 100th birthday of actress Olivia de Havilland

Kim Philby
Kim Philby

Lady Saigō (d. 1589) · Pauli Murray (d. 1985) ·

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July 2: Feast day of Martinian and Processus (Roman Catholic Church)

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The Raft of the Medusa

Robert Peel (d. 1850) · Imelda Marcos (b. 1929)

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July 3

French destroyer Mogador
French destroyer Mogador

Henry Grattan (b. 1746)

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July 4: Aphelion of Earth (16:24 UTC, 2016); Feast day of Ulrich of Augsburg (Roman Catholicism); Republic Day in the Philippines (1946); Independence Day in the United States (1776)

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Crab Nebula

Samuel Richardson (d. 1761) · Marie Curie (d. 1934)

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July 5: Independence Day in Algeria (1962), Cape Verde (1975) and Venezuela (1811)

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
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July 6: Eid al-Fitr (Islam, 2016); Independence Day in Comoros (1975) and Malawi (1964); Statehood Day in Lithuania (1253); the Festival of San Fermín begins in Pamplona, Spain

Stairs in Nathu La from the Indian side of the border
Stairs in Nathu La from the Indian side of the border

Henry II of England (d. 1189) · Thomas More (d. 1535) · Edward VI of England (d. 1553)

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July 7: Tanabata in Japan; Independence Day in the Solomon Islands (1978)

John D. Sloat
John D. Sloat

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (d. 1816) · Teresa Hsu Chih (b. 1898)

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July 8

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Joseph Bonaparte
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July 9: Independence Day in Argentina (1816)

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Donkey Kong arcade game

Edmund Burke (d. 1797)  · Jessica Anderson (d. 2010)

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July 10: Silence Day; Independence Day in the Bahamas (1973)

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Jedwabne pogrom memorial

Marcel Proust (b. 1871)

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July 11: Day of the Flemish Community of Belgium; Naadam begins in Mongolia

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William Howard Taft
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July 12: Independence Day in Kiribati (1979) and São Tomé and Príncipe (1975); The Twelfth in Northern Ireland

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Catherine Parr
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July 13

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Scottish Church College
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July 14: Bastille Day in France (1789)

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Matterhorn
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July 15: Festino of Saint Rosalia in Palermo, Italy

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Rosetta Stone

Anton Chekhov (d. 1904)

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July 16: Feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Roman Catholic Church)

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David Farragut

Mildred Lewis Rutherford (b. 1851) ·

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July 17: Feast day of the Scillitan Martyrs (Roman Catholic Church); Constitution Day in South Korea (1948)

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Recovered TWA Flight 800 wreckage

Adam Smith (d. 1790) · Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)

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July 18: Marine Day in Japan (2016); Constitution Day in Uruguay (1830)

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Nadia Comăneci on the balance beam

Jane Austen (d. 1817)

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July 19: Burmese Martyrs' Day

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SS Great Britain in 2005

Han Sai Por (b. 1943) ·

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July 20: Friendship Day in Argentina and other Latin American countries; Independence Day in Colombia (1810)

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Viking 1 lander replica

Petrarch (b. 1304) · Edmund Hillary (b. 1919)

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July 21: Belgian National Day (1831)

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Buzz Aldrin on the Moon
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July 22: Feast day of Mary Magdalene; Pi Approximation Day

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Leopold III of Belgium
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July 23: Revolution Day in Egypt (1952)

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Sarah, Duchess of York
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July 24: Seventeenth of Tammuz (Judaism, 2016); Pioneer Day in Utah (1847); Parents' Day in the United States (2016)

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Machu Picchu

Simón Bolívar (b. 1783)

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July 25: World Youth Day 2016 begins; Commonwealth Constitution Day in Puerto Rico (1952)

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Corinth Canal

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (d. 1834)

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July 26: Independence Day in Liberia (1847)

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial

George Bernard Shaw (b. 1856)

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July 27: José Celso Barbosa Day in Puerto Rico

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Charles Fryatt

Elizabeth Rona (d. 1981) ·

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July 28: World Hepatitis Day

Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe

Johann Sebastian Bach (d. 1750) · Clara Ng (b. 1973)

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July 29

Battle of Kleidion
Battle of Kleidion
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July 30: Independence Day in Vanuatu (1980)

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NASA orbital photo of Malden Island

Otto von Bismarck (d. 1898)

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July 31: Feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola; Ka Hae Hawai'i Day (Flag Day) in Hawaii

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The Marquis de Lafayette
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August 1: Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere); Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere); Independence Day in Benin (1960); Civic Holiday in most areas of Canada (2016); Lammas in England and Scotland

US President George H. W. Bush
US President George H. W. Bush
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August 2: Day of the Republic in Macedonia

The Leonardo da Vinci
The Leonardo da Vinci

Marija Bursać (b. 1920) ·

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August 3: Independence Day in Niger (1960); Flag Day in Venezuela

Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
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August 4: Beginning of The Nine Days (Judaism, 2016); Constitution Day in the Cook Islands (1965)

Mount Asama
Mount Asama

Walter Pater (b. 1839) · Knut Hamsun (b. 1859) · Hans Christian Andersen (d. 1875)

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August 5: Independence Day in Burkina Faso (1960); 100th anniversary of the death of English composer George Butterworth

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Bertha Benz's Patent-Motorwagen
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August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration (Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Jamaica (1962)

Meteorite fragment ALH 84001
Meteorite fragment ALH 84001

Ben Jonson (d. 1637) · Daniel O'Connell (b. 1755)

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August 7: Assyrian Martyrs Day (1933); Independence Day in Ivory Coast (1960)

Love Canal area in 2012
Love Canal area in 2012
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August 8: Father's Day in Taiwan

XB-36, first prototype of the Convair B-36
XB-36, first prototype of the Convair B-36

Sophia Duleep Singh (b. 1876) ·

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August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples; Qixi Festival (Chinese calendar, 2016)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa
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August 10: Feast day of Saint Lawrence (Roman Catholic Church)

Vasa, today a museum ship
Vasa, today a museum ship