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Today's anniversaries[edit]

May 27: Children's Day in Nigeria

Malcolm IV of Scotland


Selected anniversaries for January[edit]

January 1: New Year's Day (Gregorian calendar); Tenth of Tevet (Judaism, 2015); Independence Day in Brunei (1984), Haiti (1804) and Samoa (1962)

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro

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January 2: Mawlid begins at sunset (Sunni Islam, 2015); Feast Day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Roman Catholic Church)

A. Mitchell Palmer

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January 3

Joseph Jenkins Roberts

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January 4: Perihelion of the Earth (06:36 UTC, 2015); Independence Day in Burma (1948)

Artist's concept of Rover on Mars

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January 5

Mikheil Saakashvili

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

Maria Montessori

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January 7: Christmas (Julian calendar); Victory Day in Cambodia; Flag Day in Italy

Francis, Duke of Guise

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January 8: Mawlid begins at sunset (Shia Islam, 2015); Kim Jong-un's Birthday in North Korea

Herman Hollerith

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January 9: St. Stephen's Day (Eastern Christianity)

Mahmoud Abbas

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January 10

Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense

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

William Herschel

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January 12: Coming of Age Day in Japan (2015); Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania (1964)

Joseph Smith, Jr.

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

Émile Zola

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

Josip Broz Tito

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January 15: John Chilembwe Day in Malawi; Korean Alphabet Day in North Korea

USS President

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January 16: Mattu Pongal (Tamils, 2015)

"Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780" by Francis Holman

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January 17: National Day in Minorca (1287)

Pope Gregory XI

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January 18: World Religion Day; the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Emperor Huizong

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January 19: Theophany (Julian calendar); Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States (2015)

Prince William V of Orange

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January 20: Martyrs' Day in Azerbaijan (1990)

Simon de Montfort

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January 21: Feast Day of Saint Agnes (Christianity); Flag Day in Quebec

Sir Isaac Isaacs

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January 22: Reunion Day in Ukraine (1919)

SS Valencia

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January 23

Emilio Aguinaldo

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January 24

Bust of Gaius Caligula

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January 25: Feast Day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Eastern Orthodox Church); Burns Night (Scots culture); Dydd Santes Dwynwen in Wales

Nellie Bly

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January 26: Australia Day (1788); Liberation Day in Uganda (1986)

Arthur Phillip

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January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day; Holocaust Memorial Day in the United Kingdom and various commemorations of the liberation of Auschwitz (1945)

Entrance to Auschwitz

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January 28

Bust of Trajan

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January 29

Illustration of The Raven by John Tenniel

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January 30: Martyrs' Day in India

Menai Suspension Bridge

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January 31: Independence Day in Nauru (1968)

Sirius

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Selected anniversaries for February[edit]

February 1: Feast day of St. Brigit of Kildare (Western Christianity); Black History Month begins in Canada and the United States; LGBT History Month begins in the United Kingdom

West facade of the United States Supreme Court Building

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February 2: Groundhog Day in Canada and the United States

President F.W. de Klerk

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February 3: Setsubun in Japan; Feast day of Dom Justo Takayama in Japan and the Philippines; Four Chaplains' Day in the United States

Alfredo Stroessner

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February 4: Tu Bishvat (Judaism, 2015); Liberation Movement Day in Angola (1961); Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Yasser Arafat in 1999

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February 5: Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan begins (2015); Kashmir Solidarity Day in Pakistan

The "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget

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February 6: Sami National Day (Sami people); Waitangi Day in New Zealand (1840)

Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation

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February 7

Gold solidus of Leo I, struck 462–473 AD at Constantinople

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February 8: Prešeren Day in Slovenia

Theatrical poster for The Birth of a Nation

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February 9

Jefferson Davis

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February 10: Feast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck in Malta

HMS Dreadnought

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February 11: National Foundation Day in Japan

Bernadette Soubirous

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February 12: Red Hand Day

Fragment of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite

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February 13

Catherine Howard

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February 14: Valentine's Day; Feast of St. Brigit of Kildare (Eastern Christianity)

Pale Blue Dot

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February 15: National Day in Serbia (1804)

Wreckage of the USS Maine

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February 16: Shrove Monday (Western Christianity, 2015); Family Day in various regions of Canada (2015); Statehood Day in Lithuania (1918); Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) in the United States (2015)

Facsimile of the Act of Independence of Lithuania

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February 17: Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday (Western Christianity, 2015); Independence Day in Kosovo (2008)

Chaim Weizmann

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February 18: Ash Wednesday in Western Christianity (2015); Independence Day in the Gambia (1965)

Vasil Levski

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February 19: Chinese New Year, Korean New Year, Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia, and Losar in Bhutan and Tibet (2015)

The Soviet/Russian space station Mir

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February 20

Ranger-moon-image.jpg

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February 21: Language Movement Day in Bangladesh

Malcolm X

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February 22: Feast of Cathedra Petri (Catholicism)

USS Connecticut BB-18

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February 23: Clean Monday (Eastern Christianity, 2015); National Day in Brunei (1984); Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia and several other former Soviet republics

AEA Silver Dart

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February 24: Independence Day in Estonia (1918); Flag Day in Mexico; National Artist Day in Thailand

President Juan Peron of Argentina

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February 25: Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia (1921); National Day in Kuwait (1961)

Edvard Beneš

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February 26: Ayyám-i-Há begins (Bahá'í calendar); Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991); Saviours' Day (Nation of Islam)

Napoleon's Return from Elba, by Charles Auguste Guillaume Steuben

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February 27: Independence Day in the Dominican Republic (1844)

The burning Reichstag building

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February 28: Kalevala Day in Finland

C. V. Raman

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February 29: Leap day (Gregorian calendar)

Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden

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Selected anniversaries for March[edit]

March 1: Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992); Victory at Adwa Day in Ethiopia (1896)

Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro

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March 2: The Nineteen Day Fast begins (Bahá'í Faith); Casimir Pulaski Day in Illinois (2015)

Replica of one Claude Chappe's semaphore towers

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March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria (1878); Hinamatsuri in Japan

Alexander II of Russia

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March 4: Saint Casimir's Day; Fast of Esther (Judaism, 2015)

Robert Mugabe

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March 5: Learn From Lei Feng Day in China; St Piran's Day in Cornwall, United Kingdom; Purim (Judaism, 2015)

"Guerrillero Heroico" by Alberto Korda

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March 6: Independence Day in Ghana (1957); Holi (Hinduism, 2015); Shushan Purim in Jerusalem and Susa (Judaism, 2015)

Petru Groza

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March 7

Police attack civil rights demonstrators outside Selma, Alabama, on Bloody Sunday.

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March 8: International Women's Day; Mother's Day in various countries

Johannes Kepler

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March 9: Commonwealth Day in the Commonwealth of Nations (2015); National Heroes and Benefactors Day in Belize (2015)

Bust of Adam Smith

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March 10

Thomas Playford IV

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March 11: Independence Day in Lithuania (1990)

Michelle Bachelet

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March 12: World Day Against Cyber Censorship

Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu

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March 13

Pope Francis

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

Eli Whitney

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March 15: Ides of March; Laetare Sunday (Western Christianity, 2015); National Day in Hungary (1848)

The Death of Julius Caeasar by Vincenzo Camuccini

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March 16: Latvian Legion Day

My Lai Massacre

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March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

Richard Ramirez

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March 18: Flag Day in Aruba (1976)

Current version of the Stanley Cup

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March 19: St Joseph's Day (Western Christianity)

Pluto

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March 20: Nowruz in Iran, Central Asia, and Zoroastrianism (2015); Independence Day in Tunisia (1956)

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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March 21: Naw-Rúz (Bahá'í calendar); Gudi Padwa and Ugadi in various parts of India (2015); Mother's Day in the Arab world; Independence Day in Namibia (1990)

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

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March 22: Passion Sunday (Anglicanism, 2015)

1765 tax stamp

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March 23: Republic Day in Pakistan (1956); Day of Hungarian–Polish Friendship in Hungary and Poland

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

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March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

Exxon Valdez

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March 25: Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity); Independence Day in Greece (1821)

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia

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March 26: Independence Day in Bangladesh (1971)

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

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March 27

Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary

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March 28: Earth Hour (20:30 local time in various areas, 2015); Rama Navami (Hinduism, 2015); Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

James Callaghan

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

4 Vesta

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March 30: Land Day (Palestinians)

Wang Jingwei

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

Eiffel Tower

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Selected anniversaries for April[edit]

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

GeorgePickett.jpeg

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April 2: Maundy Thursday (Western Christianity, 2015)

Rakesh Sharma

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April 3: Good Friday (Western Christianity, 2015); Fast of the Firstborn begins at dawn and Passover begins at sunset (Judaism, 2015)

George Marshall

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April 4: Holy Saturday (Western Christianity, 2015); Children's Day in Hong Kong and Taiwan; Independence Day in Senegal (1960);

Napoleon II, age 4

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April 5: Easter (Western Christianity, 2015); Feast Day of Vincent Ferrer

Birkenhead Park

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April 6

Jan van Riebeeck

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April 7: World Health Day; 100th anniversary of the birth of singer Billie Holiday

Booker T. Washington on a stamp

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April 8

Venus de Milo

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April 9: Maundy Thursday (Eastern Christianity, 2015); Vimy Ridge Day in Canada; Day of National Unity in Georgia (1989); Bataan Day in the Philippines

Marian Anderson

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April 10: Good Friday (Eastern Christianity, 2015)

Michiko Shoda, future Empress of Japan

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April 11: Holy Saturday (Eastern Christianity, 2015); Easter Saturday (Western Christianity, 2015)

The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

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April 12: Easter (Eastern Christianity, 2015); Yuri's Night; Cosmonautics Day in Russia

Stained glass portrait of King Edwin of Northumbria

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April 13: Vaisakhi (Sikhism); Thingyan begins in Burma; Lao New Year in Laos; Thai New Year's Day

George Frideric Handel

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April 14: Bengali New Year; Cambodian New Year, Tamil New Year, and other New Year festivals in Asia (2015); Day of the Georgian language in Georgia (1978)

John Wilkes Booth

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April 15: Father Damien Day in Hawaii; Day of the Sun in North Korea; Tax Day in the United States (2015)

The Titanic's sinking as depicted by artist Willy Stöwer

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April 16: Queen Margrethe II's birthday in Denmark; Yom HaShoah in Israel (2015)

Harriet Quimby

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April 17: Evacuation Day in Syria (1946)

Minas Geraes' superstructure and bow guns, with wing turrets flanking the superstructure

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April 18: Easter Saturday (Eastern Christianity, 2015); Independence Day in Zimbabwe (1980)

Saint Peter's Basilica by Giovanni Paolo Pannini

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April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity)

Protestors in South Korea

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April 20: Ridván begins at sunset (Bahá'í Faith); Patriots' Day in Maine and Massachusetts (2015); 4/20 (cannabis culture)

Pierre Trudeau

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April 21

Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron"

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April 22: Earth Day; Yom Hazikaron in Israel (2015)

Hernán Cortés

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April 23: St George's Day in various countries; Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel (2015); Children's Day in Turkey

Can of New Coke

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April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day; Republic Day in The Gambia (1970)

Hubble Space Telescope

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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)

New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli

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

SS emblem

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April 27: King's Day in the Netherlands

Speaker iconFür Elise

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April 28: International Workers' Memorial Day

Nichiren Daishonin Hakii Portrait.jpg

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April 29: Shōwa Day in Japan

Nancy Wake

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April 30: Children's Day in Mexico; Consumer Protection Day in Thailand

Remnant of SN 1006

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Selected anniversaries for May[edit]

May 1: International Workers' Day; Beltane in Ireland and Scotland; Law Day and Loyalty Day in the United States

Carl Linnaeus

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May 2: Flag Day in Poland

ARA General Belgrano

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May 3: World Press Freedom Day; Pesach Sheni (Judaism, 2015); Mother's Day in Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Romania and Spain (2015); Constitution Day in Poland (1791) and Japan (1947)

João I of Kongo

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May 4: Remembrance of the Dead in the Netherlands; Star Wars Day

Pope Alexander VI

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May 5: Feast of St George (Palestinians); Liberation Day in Denmark, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands; Children's Day in Japan and South Korea

Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall

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May 6: St George's Day in Bulgaria

Christopher Smart

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May 7: Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2015); National Day of Prayer in the United States (2015)

Northern facade of the Royal Palace in Stockholm

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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

Wilhelm Keitel signing the German Instrument of Surrender

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May 9: Europe Day/Schuman Day in the European Union

Thomas Blood

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May 10: Mother's Day in several countries (2015); Independence Day in Romania (1877)

Neville Chamberlain

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May 11

Spencer Perceval

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May 12: International Nurses Day

SS Mayaguez under attack

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May 13

Lahori Gate, Red Fort, Delhi

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May 14: Ascension Day (Western Christianity, 2015); Feast day of Saint Matthias and Saint Mo Chutu (Roman Catholicism)

Statue of Simon de Montfort on the Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower in Leicester

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May 15: Nakba Day in Palestinian communities; Constituent Assembly Day in Lithuania

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

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May 16: Sanja Matsuri begins in Tokyo (2015)

A military scientist operates a laser in a test environment.

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May 17: Galician Literature Day in Galicia, Spain

President Jacques Chirac of France

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May 18: Victoria Day in Canada (2015); Flag and Universities Day in Haiti; Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly in Turkmenistan

Enomoto Takeaki

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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

Portrait of a girl believed to be Catherine of Aragon

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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)

Title page of first edition of Shakespeare's sonnets

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May 21: Ascension Day (Eastern Christianity, 2015); Navy Day in Chile

Charles Lindbergh and The Spirit of St. Louis

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May 22: Unity Day in Yemen (1990)

Lassen Peak eruption of May 22, 1915

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May 23

William Kidd

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May 24: Pentecost (Western Christianity, 2015); Independence Day in Eritrea (1993)

Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia

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May 25: First Patriotic Government in Argentina (1810); Independence Day in Jordan (1946); Memorial Day in the United States (2015); Towel Day

The Great Wall

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May 26: National Sorry Day in Australia; Mother's Day in Poland; Independence Day in Georgia (1918)

British troops evacuating from Dunkirk

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May 27: Children's Day in Nigeria

Malcolm IV of Scotland

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May 28: Republic Day in Armenia and Azerbaijan (both 1918); Yom Yerushalayim in Israel (2014)

Model of a Turing machine

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

Messerschmitt Bf 109

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May 30: Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico

Rafael Trujillo in 1952

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May 31: World No Tobacco Day; Pentecost (Eastern Christianity, 2015); Feast of the Visitation (Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism); Mother's Day in Algeria, France, Morocco and Sweden (2015)

Statue of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel

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Selected anniversaries for June[edit]

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

Napoléon Eugène Louis Jean Joseph Bonaparte

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June 2: Duanwu/Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese calendar, 2014); Queen's Official Birthday in New Zealand (2014); Western Australia Day (2014)

The Capture of 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)

François de Laval

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

German submarine U-505

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June 5: World Environment Day; Father's Day and Constitution Day in Denmark

The Orient Express, 1883

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June 6

Chicago Rapid Transit Company 4410

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

Graceland

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June 8: Pentecost (Christianity, 2014)

Thomas Blamey

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June 9: Whit Monday/Day of the Holy Spirit (Christianity, 2014); St. Colmcille's Day in Ireland

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June 10: Portugal Day

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June 11

Alexander I of Greece

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

Boeing 777

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June 13

Katharina von Bora

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June 14: Liberation Day in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (1982); Trooping the Colour and the Queen's Official Birthday in the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries (2014); Flag Day in the United States

Digital reproduction of the homemade Bear Flag of the California Republic

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June 15: Father's Day in various countries (2014); Flag Day in Denmark

Jean-Baptiste Denys

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June 16: Bloomsday in Dublin, Ireland

Pope Pius IX

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June 17

O. J. Simpson

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June 18

Alfred Russel Wallace

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June 19: Corpus Christi (various Western Christian churches, 2014); Day of the Independent Hungary; Juneteenth in some parts of the United States

Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico

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June 20: World Refugee Day; Flag Day in Argentina; National Famine Commemoration Day in Ireland (2015)

A ship in the Kiel Canal

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June 21: June solstice (10:51 UTC, 2014); International Surfing Day; National Aboriginal Day in Canada

SpaceShipOne

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June 22

Diego Maradona

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June 23: Victory Day in Estonia; Jāņi in Latvia; Grand Duke's Official Birthday in Luxembourg; 100th anniversary of the death of Bhaktivinoda Thakur (pictured)

Bhaktivinoda Thakur

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

Speaker iconO Canada

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June 25: Croatian Statehood Day and Slovenian Statehood Day

Indira Gandhi

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

Henri Moissan

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

Tanaka Giichi

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June 28: Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom (2014)

The blood-stained uniform of Franz Ferdinand, post-assassination

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June 29: Ramadan begins (Islam, 2014); Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Christianity, Gregorian calendar)

Anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo

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June 30

Ernst Röhm

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July 1: Canada Day; Republic Day in Ghana (1960); Independence Day in Rwanda (1962)

Kwame Nkrumah

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

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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July 3: Independence Day in Belarus (1944)

French destroyer Mogador

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July 4: Aphelion (00:13 UTC, 2014); Republic Day in the Philippines (1946); Independence Day in the United States (1776)

Alice Liddell

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July 5: Independence Day in Algeria (1962), Cape Verde (1975) and Venezuela (1811); Saints Cyril and Methodius Day in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Oliver North

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July 6: Independence Day in Malawi (1964); Statehood Day in Lithuania (1253); the festival of San Fermín begins in Pamplona, Spain

Richard III of England

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

John D. Sloat

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July 8

Our Lady of Kazan

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July 9: Independence Day in Argentina (1816)

William Jennings Bryan

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

Lady Jane Grey

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

Woodblock print of Zheng He's ships

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

Saint Basil's Cathedral

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July 13: National Day of Commemoration in Ireland (2014)

Modern Carabiniere officer

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July 14: Bastille Day in France (1789)

The attack on Joseph Priestley's home, Fairhill

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July 15: Seventeenth of Tammuz (Judaism, 2014); Festino of Saint Rosalia in Palermo, Italy; Chūgen/Bon Festival in Japan

Rosetta Stone

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

Millennium Park

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

Nicholas II of Russia

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July 18: Constitution Day in Uruguay (1830)

Nadia Comăneci on the balance beam (1977)

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July 19: Burmese Martyrs' Day

François Mitterrand and Ronald Reagan

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

The Niépce brothers' Pyréolophore

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July 21: National Day in Belgium (1831); Marine Day in Japan (2014)

Soldier with a queue

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July 22: Feast day of Mary Magdalene; Pi Approximation Day

Wiley Post