Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Also on This Day: April 26

Also on this day...
Hug a Friend Day

Hug an Australian Day

Audubon Day

National Pretzel Day

Frederick Law Olmsted was born in 1822, and Carol Burnett was born in 1933.

John James Audubon

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Also on This Day: April 24

Also on this day...
"New Kids on the Block" Day - declared by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Willem De Kooning was born in 1904, and Barbra Streisand was born in 1942.

Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Also on This Day: April 23

Also on this day...
St. George's Day

International Nose Picking Day

Lover's Day

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

World Book Night

Today in 1564 is traditionally regarded as the birthday of William Shakespeare.

Shirley Temple was born in 1928, and John Oliver was born in 1977.

Cherry Cheesecake Day

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Also on This Day: April 21

Also on this day...
Big Word Day

Kindergarten Day

Day of Silence - this student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment, and discrimination.

Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816, and Patti LuPone was born a few years later, in 1949.

If You're a Queen, and It's Your Birthday Today, Happy Birthday!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Books

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Strega Nona Books

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Also on This Day: April 20

Also on this day...
Lima Bean Respect Day

National Cheddar Fries Day

Volunteer Recognition Day

National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

National Look Alike Day

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Read-Aloud Revival




Tomie answered questions for an hour yesterday from nearly 650 families throughout the world - South Korea to New Zealand to Canada, and all over the USA - with the help of Sarah Mackenzie and her Read-Aloud Revival.  He had a fantastic time!

www.readaloudrevival.com

Also on This Day: April 19

Also on this day...
National Garlic Day

Humorous Day

The first Boston Marathon was held in 1897.

Shirley Temple appeared in her breakthrough role, in 1934, in "Stand Up and Cheer."

National Hanging Out Day

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bona Sforza Is Four Hundred Years Older

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Also on This Day: April 18

Also on this day...
Passover ends at nightfall.

National Animal Crackers Day

Adult Autism Awareness Day

An earthquake in 1906 destroyed nearly 75% of San Francisco.

Pigmeat Markham was born in 1904.

Bona Sforza

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Also on This Day: April 17

Also on this day...
Dyngus Day

International Haiku Poetry Day

Ellis Island Family History Day

There was a Bread Riot in Savannah, Georgia, in 1864.

Daffy Duck

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Also on This Day: April 16

Also on this day...
National Orchid Day

National Eggs Benedict Day

Annie Oakley set the women's record by shooting 100 clay targets in a row in 1922.

Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889.  Garth Williams was born in 1912, and Merce Cunningham was born in 1919.

Easter Sunday

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Also on This Day: April 15

Also on this day...
Titanic Remembrance Day - the Titanic sank in 1912

Rubber Eraser Day

Husband Appreciation Day

Jackie Robinson Day - Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in a Major League Baseball game in 1947

President Abraham Lincoln died in 1865

The Boston Marathon bombings were in 2013

Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452.  Thomas Hart Benton was born in 1889, and Lita Grey was born in 1908.

And the Whole World Held Its Breath

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Also on This Day: April 14

Also on this day...
National Ex-Spouse Day

National Pecan Day

World Marbles Day

John Gielgud was born in 1904, and Shorty Rogers was born in 1924.

Good Friday

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Also on This Day: April 13

Also on this day...
National Peach Cobbler Day

Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743.

Holy Thursday

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Also on This Day: April 12

Also on this day...
National Licorice Day

National Bookmobile Day

Walk on Your Wild Side Day

Big Wind Day

President Franklin D. Roosevelt died while in office in 1945.

Lily Pons was born in 1898.  Beverly Cleary was born in 1916, and Tiny Tim was born in 1932.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Also on This Day: April 11

Also on this day...
National Barber Shop Quartet Day

National Library Workers' Day

International "Louie Louie" Day

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.

Oleg Cassini was born in 1913.

National Pet Day

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Prayer for Judy

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Also on This Day: April 10

Also on this day...
Encourage a Young Writer Day

National Farm Animals Day

National Siblings Day

The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was formed in 1866.

Paul McCartney officially announced the break-up of the Beatles in 1970.

Passover Begins at Sundown

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Day Nine of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 9

Also on this day...
Cherish an Antique Day

Name Yourself Day

Winston Churchill Day - in 1963, Winston Churchill was the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the U.S.

Paul Robeson was born in 1898.

Palm Sunday

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Day Eight of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 8

Also on this day...
Take Your Parents to the Playground Day

Buddha's Birthday, as celebrated in the USA

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

Mary Pickford was born in 1892.  First Lady Betty Bloomer Ford was born in 1918, and Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955.

Trina Schart Hyman

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Day Seven of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 7

Also on this day...
National Coffee Cake Day

National No Housework Day

World Health Day - marks the founding of the World Health Organization

In the year 30, the majority of scholars estimate that this is the day of Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops.

Billie Holiday

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Day Six of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 6

Also on this day...
National "Sorry, Charlie" Day - a day for all of us to think about the times in our lives when we have been rejected

The Mormon Church was founded in 1830.

Raphael

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Day Five of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 5

Also on this day...
National Caramel Day

National Deep Dish Pizza Day

National Walking Day

Dean Kamen was born in 1951.

Bette Davis

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Day Four of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 4

Also on this day...
National School Librarian Day

Equal Pay Day

Vitamin C Day

Maya Angelou was born in 1928.

Martin Luther King, Jr. - 1968

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Day Three of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 3

Also on this day...
National Chocolate Mousse Day

World Party Day

Doris Day and Marlon Brando were born in 1924.

Find a Rainbow Day

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Day Two of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word, or "Peace."  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 2

Also on this day...
National Ferret Day

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Giacomo Casanova was born in 1725.

Hans Christian Andersen

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Day One of the April Peace Novena

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The Peace Novena lasts for nine days -
the first nine days of each new month.
Say the word.  That's all.

Also on This Day: April 1

Also on this day...
National Sourdough Bread Day

National Love Our Children Day

International Pillow Fight Day

Laurette Taylor was born in 1884.

April First

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