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May 30: Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese calendar, 2017); Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico

Pearl Hart
Pearl Hart

Georg von Peuerbach (b. 1423) · Wyndham Halswelle (b. 1882) · Mary H. Gray Clarke (d. 1892)

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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

Beatrice Hicks (b. 1919) ·

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January 3

Winston Churchill in 1912
Winston Churchill in 1912

J. R. R. Tolkien (b. 1892) · Doris Zinkeisen (d. 1991) ·

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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

Edward the Confessor (d. 1066) · Ernest Shackleton (d. 1922) · Elizabeth Anscombe (d. 2001)

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

Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori

Richard II of England (b. 1367) · Gregor Mendel (d. 1884) · Nigella Lawson (b. 1960)

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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

Makinti Napanangka (d. 2011) ·

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January 10

Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine

Carl Linnaeus (d. 1778) · Yip Pin Xiu (b. 1992) ·

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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

Thomas Hardy (d. 1928)  · Edmund Hillary (d. 2008)

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January 12: Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania (1964)

Mission Santa Clara
Mission Santa Clara

Christiane Amanpour (b. 1958)

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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) · Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (d. 1867)

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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) · Millie Knight (b. 1999)

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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

Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri (d. 2003) ·

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January 17

Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959
Dwight Eisenhower

Anne Brontë (b. 1820) · 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

Tamar of Georgia (d. 1213) · John Hume (b. 1937) · Bruce Chatwin (d. 1989)

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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

George V (d. 1936)

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January 21: Flag Day in Quebec

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

Laura Robson (b. 1994) ·

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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) · Leilani Kai (b. 1960)

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January 24

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

Hadrian (b. 76) · Christian Wolff (b. 1679) · 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

Artist's concept of rover on Mars
Artist's concept of rover on Mars

Robert Boyle (b. 1627) · Virginia Woolf (b. 1882) · Corazon Aquino (b. 1933)

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

William Bligh
William Bligh

Olga Tufnell (b. 1905) •

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January 27

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

Nerva (d. 98) · Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1756) · Johann Gottlieb Fichte (d. 1814)

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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) · Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954)

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January 30: Martyrs' Day in India

San Francisco in 1847
San Francisco in 1847

Livia (b. 58 BC) ·

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January 31: Independence Day in Nauru (1968)

Sirius
Sirius

Franz Schubert (b. 1797) ·

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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

Baldassare Castiglione (d. 1529) · 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) · Felix Mendelssohn (b. 1809) · Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (b. 1830)

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February 4: Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948)

Constantin von Tischendorf
Constantin von Tischendorf

Septimius Severus (d. 211) ·

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February 5

Bill Ponsford
Bill Ponsford

Robert Peel (b. 1788) · Thomas Carlyle (d. 1881)

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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

Joseph Priestley (d. 1804) · Isabella Beeton (b. 1865) · Eva Braun (b. 1912)

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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

Jules Verne (b. 1828) · Iris Murdoch (d. 1999)

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February 9

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams

Judith Quiney (d. 1662) • Peggy Whitson (b. 1960) • Irina Slutskaya (b. 1979)

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

Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria
Prince Albert

Harold Macmillan (b. 1894) · Joseph Lister (d. 1912) · Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)

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February 11: Victory of the Revolution in Iran (1979)

Emperor Jimmu of Japan
Emperor Jimmu of Japan

Heraclius (d. 641) · 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"

Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768) · Immanuel Kant (d. 1804) · Charles Darwin (b. 1809)

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February 13

India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate, New Delhi

Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (d. 1542) · Richard Wagner (d. 1883) ·

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February 14: Valentine's Day

The Pale Blue Dot photograph of Earth
The Pale Blue Dot photograph of Earth

John Wilkins (b. 1614) ·

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

Chelyabinsk meteor (video)

Tiberios III (d. 706) · Louis XV of France (b. 1710) · Ernest Shackleton (b. 1874) · H. H. Asquith (d. 1928)

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February 16: Day of the Shining Star in North Korea

Mask of Tutankhamun
Mask of Tutankhamun

Theresa Goh (b. 1987)  · Mary Amdur (d. 1998) ·

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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

Wally Pipp (b. 1893) · Geronimo (d. 1909) · Karen O'Connor (b. 1958) · Billie Joe Armstrong (b. 1972)

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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) · Toni Morrison (b. 1931)

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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

Gail Kim (b. 1977) ·

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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) · Elizabeth Keawepoʻoʻole Sumner (d. 1911) · 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

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

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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

Marian Anderson (b. 1897) · John Steinbeck (b. 1902) · Leah Poulton (b. 1984)

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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

Oswald of Worcester (d. 992) · Gioachino Rossini (b. 1792)

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

Bison in Yellowstone
Bison in Yellowstone

George Herbert (d. 1633) · 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

Robert II of Scotland (b. 1316) · Anne of Denmark (d. 1619) · 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) · Hector Berlioz (d. 1869) · 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

Jane Joseph (d. 1929) · 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

Elagabalus (d. 222) · 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

Iso Rae (d. 1940) · Mary Meader (d. 2008) ·

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March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

Golden Tara of Butuan
Golden Tara of Butuan

Emily Sartain (b. 1841) · Margaret Bondfield (b. 1873) ·

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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

Vanessa Williams (b. 1963)

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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"

Ludwig van Beethoven (d. 1827) · Sandra Day O'Connor (b. 1930)

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March 27:

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

Rosa Campbell Praed (b. 1851) ·

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March 28: Gudi Padwa and Ugadi in various parts of India (2017); Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

Fabre Hydravion
Fabre Hydravion

Sybil Irving (d. 1973) ·

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March 29: Boganda Day in the Central African Republic; Cheti Chand in various parts of India (2017); Martyrs' Day in Madagascar (1947)

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

Helene Deutsch (d. 1982) ·

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

Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

Cynthia Lennon (d. 2015) ·

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April 2: World Autism Awareness Day

William James' ships capture Suvarnadurg
William James' ships capture Suvarnadurg

Prince George of Denmark (b. 1653) · Max Ernst (b. 1891) · Elizabeth Catlett (d. 2012)

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April 3

Osborne 1 portable computer
Osborne 1 portable computer

Mary Carpenter (b. 1807) · Tony Benn (b. 1925) · Graham Greene (d. 1991)

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April 4

World Trade Center
World Trade Center

Liu Yin (d. 911) · Robert III of Scotland (d. 1406) · Jonathan Agnew (b. 1960)

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

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge

Jane Asher (b. 1946) · Olek (b. 1978) ·

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April 6

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

Raphael (d. 1520) · Nadar (b. 1820) · Rose O'Neill (d. 1944)

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April 7: World Health Day; National Beer Day in the United States

Demonstrators in Chișinău, Moldova, holding a banner
Demonstrators in Chișinău, Moldova

Berengar I of Italy (d. 924) · El Greco (d. 1614) · Dave Arneson (d. 2009)

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April 8

Times Square
Times Square

John II Komnenos (d. 1143) · Philip IV of Spain (b. 1605) · Sara Northrup Hollister (b. 1924)

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April 9: Day of National Unity in Georgia (1989)

"Au clair de la lune" by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville

Francis Bacon (d. 1626) · Jørn Utzon (b. 1918) · Mary Jackson (b. 1921)

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April 10

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gabrielle d'Estrées (d. 1589) · Stuart Sutcliffe (d. 1962) · Evelyn Waugh (d. 1966)

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April 11

Emir Abdullah of Transjordan
Emir Abdullah of Transjordan

Llywelyn the Great (d. 1240) · Christopher Smart (b. 1722) · Ewelina Hańska (d. 1882)

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

Terry Fox
Terry Fox

Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood (d. 1866) · Beverly Cleary (b. 1916) · Xin Fengxia (d. 1998)

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Vaisakhi (Sikhism)

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Catherine de' Medici (b. 1519) ·

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

Gnassingbé Eyadéma
Gnassingbé Eyadéma

Rod Steiger (b. 1925) · Rachel Carson (d. 1964) · Sarah Michelle Gellar (b. 1977)

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April 15: Day of the Sun in North Korea

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

Emma Watson (b. 1990)

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April 16

Bernard Baruch
Bernard Baruch

Molly Brant (d. 1796) ·

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April 17: Patriots' Day in Maine and Massachusetts (2017)

Kaunas Castle (reconstructed)
Kaunas Castle (reconstructed)

Karen Blixen (b. 1885) · Sean Bean (b. 1959)  · Elda Emma Anderson (d. 1961)

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April 18: Tax Day in the United States (2017)

Bolesław I of Poland
Bolesław I of Poland

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

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April 19: Feast of Saint Alphege (Western Christianity)

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

Sarah Bagley (b. 1806) · Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1881) · Jiroemon Kimura (b. 1897)

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

Enoch Powell in 1987
Enoch Powell

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

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April 21

Manfred von Richthofen
Manfred von Richthofen

Max Weber (b. 1864) · John Maynard Keynes (d. 1946) · Dorothy Eady (d. 1981)

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April 22

An 1864 two-cent coin
An 1864 two-cent coin

Lewis Powell (b. 1844) · Kathleen Ferrier (b. 1912)  · Emilio Segrè (d. 1989)

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April 23

Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron

Joan of France (b. 1464) · Shirley Temple (b. 1928) · Satyajit Ray (d. 1992)

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April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day; Yom HaShoah in Israel (2017)

Thutmose III
Thutmose III

Mellitus (d. 624) · Mimi Smith (b. 1906) · Laurentia Tan (b. 1979)

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April 25:

Violeta Chamorro
Violeta Chamorro

Edward II of England (b. 1284) · Emer de Vattel (b. 1714) · Al Pacino (b. 1940)

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

Statue of Sybil Ludington
Statue of Sybil Ludington

Alice Ayres (d. 1885) · I. M. Pei (b. 1917) · Morihei Ueshiba (d. 1969)

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April 27: King's Day in the Netherlands

Airbus A380 in original Airbus livery
Airbus A380

Mary Wollstonecraft (b. 1759) · Sergei Prokofiev (b. 1891) · Olivier Messiaen (d. 1992)

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April 28: International Workers' Memorial Day

Guillaume Schnaebelé
Guillaume Schnaebelé

Shajar al-Durr (d. 1257) · Jane Cobden (b. 1851) · Bradley Wiggins (b. 1980)

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April 29

1991 Bangladesh cyclone
1991 Bangladesh cyclone

George Farquhar (d. 1707) · Harold Urey (b. 1893) · Ludwig Wittgenstein (d. 1951)

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April 30: National Persian Gulf Day in Iran; Consumer Protection Day in Thailand

American Falls
American Falls

Dorival Caymmi (b. 1914)  · Alben W. Barkley (d. 1956)  · Kirsten Dunst (b.  1982)

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May 1: Beltane in Ireland and Scotland; Yom Hazikaron in Israel (2017)

Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (b. 1769) · Ralph Stackpole (b. 1885) · Magda Goebbels (d. 1945)

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May 2: Flag Day in Poland

Damaged Brandenburg Gate
Damaged Brandenburg Gate

Blanche of Artois (d. 1302) · Catherine Labouré (b. 1806) · Engelbert Humperdinck (b. 1936)

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May 3

Aerial view of RAF Northolt
Aerial view of RAF Northolt

Alexios II of Trebizond (d. 1330) · Catherine of St. Augustine (b. 1632) · Len Shackleton (b. 1922)

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May 4: National Day of Prayer in the United States (2017); Star Wars Day

Manaslu
Manaslu

Herman II (d. 1003) · Audrey Hepburn (b. 1929) · Christian de Duve (d. 2013)

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May 5: Cinco de Mayo (dancers pictured) in Mexico and the United States

Cinco de Mayo dancers
Cinco de Mayo dancers

Søren Kierkegaard (b. 1813) · Dorothy Garrod (b. 1892) · Adele (b. 1988)

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May 6

The Hindenburg disaster
Hindenburg disaster

Henry David Thoreau (d. 1862) · Rosemary Cramp (b. 1929) · George Clooney (b. 1961)

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May 7

Alexander Stepanovich Popov
Alexander Stepanovich Popov

David Hume (b. 1711) · Mary of Modena (d. 1718) · Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (b. 1840)

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

Antoine Lavoisier
Antoine Lavoisier

Fern Hobbs (b. 1883) · Friedrich Hayek (b. 1899) · Beatrice Worsley (d. 1972)

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May 9: Liberation Day in the Channel Islands (1945)

Athanasius of Alexandria
Athanasius of Alexandria

Shi Pu (d. 893) · Zita of Bourbon-Parma (b. 1892) · Hilde Levi (b. 1909)

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May 10: Pesach Sheni (Judaism, 2017); Independence Day in Romania (1877)

Neville Chamberlain
Neville Chamberlain

Ahmad ibn Tulun (d. 884) · Thomas Young (d. 1829) · Sri Yukteswar Giri (b. 1855)

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May 11

Deep Blue
Deep Blue

Leo VI the Wise (d. 912) · Jane Manning James (b. 1813) · Natasha Richardson (b. 1963)

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May 12: Birth of Muhammad al-Mahdi (Shia Islam, 2017)

Coppergate Helmet
Coppergate Helmet

Lady Grange (d. 1745) · Katharine Hepburn (b. 1907) · Alexander Esenin-Volpin (b. 1924)

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May 13

Lúcia Santos (middle) with Francisco and Jacinta Marto
Lúcia Santos (middle) with Francisco and Jacinta Marto

John Nash (d. 1835) · Arthur Sullivan (b. 1842) · Lorna Hodgkinson (b. 1887)

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May 14: Feast day of Saint Matthias and Saint Mo Chutu (Roman Catholicism); Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2017)

Edward Jenner
Edward Jenner

Mary Seacole (d. 1881) · Charlotte Auerbach (b. 1899) · Marjory Stoneman Douglas (d. 1998)

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May 15: Nakba Day in Palestinian communities

Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet"
Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Klemens von Metternich (b. 1773) · Emily Dickinson (d. 1886) · Patrice Evra (b. 1981)

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May 16

Park Chung-hee (center)
Park Chung-hee (center)

Liu Bowen (d. 1375) · Margaret Ursula Jones (b. 1916) · Janet Jackson (b. 1966)

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May 17

Anne of Denmark in 1612
Anne of Denmark in 1612

Mary, Queen of Hungary (d. 1395) · Cool Papa Bell (b. 1903) · Maggie Laubser (d. 1973)

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May 18: Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Crimean Tatar Genocide in Ukraine

Enomoto Takeaki
Enomoto Takeaki

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (d. 1922) · Frank Hsieh (b. 1946) · Mary McLeod Bethune (d. 1955)

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

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Helena of Moscow (b. 1476) · Nellie Melba (b. 1861) · Nathaniel Hawthorne (d. 1864)

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May 20: Day of Remembrance in Cambodia

Luc Montagnier
Luc Montagnier

Gertrude Guillaume-Schack (d. 1903) · Astrid Kirchherr (b. 1938) · Cher (b. 1946)

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May 21: Sanja Matsuri begins in Tokyo (2017)

Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis

Feng Dao (d. 954) · Armand Hammer (b. 1898) · Al Franken (b. 1951)

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May 22: Victoria Day in Canada (2017)

Blackwall Tunnel under construction, 1895
Blackwall Tunnel under construction, 1895

Richard Wagner (b. 1813) · Augusta, Lady Gregory (d. 1932) · Myrtle Bachelder (d. 1997)

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May 23

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc

Ruth Fernández (b. 1919) · Heinrich Himmler (d. 1945) · Florence Violet McKenzie (d. 1982)

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May 24: Aldersgate Day (Methodism); Independence Day in Eritrea (1993); Jerusalem Day in Israel (2017)

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Germanicus (b. 15 BC) · David I of Scotland (d. 1153) · Jan Smuts (b. 1870)

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May 25: Africa Day (1963) First National Government in Argentina (1810); Independence Day in Jordan (1946); Towel Day

1878 poster for "H.M.S. Pinafore"
H.M.S. Pinafore poster

Anna Maria Rückerschöld (d. 1805) · Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (b. 1846) · Ian McKellen (b. 1939)

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May 26

British troops evacuating from Dunkirk
British troops evacuating from Dunkirk

Augustine of Canterbury (d. 604) · Miles Davis (b. 1926) · Sally Ride (b. 1951)

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May 27: Ramadan begins (Islam, 2017)

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

Simeon I of Bulgaria (d. 927) · Hans Lammers (b. 1879) · Wols (b. 1913)

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May 28

The Spanish Armada
The Spanish Armada

Mary Polly Paaaina (d. 1873) · Patrick White (b. 1912) · Kylie Minogue (b. 1968)

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May 29: Democracy Day in Nigeria; Memorial Day in the United States (2017)

Jenny Lind
Jenny Lind

G. K. Chesterton (b. 1874) · John F. Kennedy (b. 1917) · Joyce Yakubowich (b. 1953)

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May 30: Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese calendar, 2017); Lod Massacre Remembrance Day in Puerto Rico

Pearl Hart
Pearl Hart

Georg von Peuerbach (b. 1423) · Wyndham Halswelle (b. 1882) · Mary H. Gray Clarke (d. 1892)

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

The first Madison Square Garden
The first Madison Square Garden

Albertino Mussato (d. 1329) · Walt Whitman (b. 1819) · Chien-Shiung Wu (b. 1912)

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

Old Smuggler brand Scotch whisky
Old Smuggler brand Scotch whisky

Carl von Clausewitz (b. 1780) · Tirunesh Dibaba (b. 1985) · Xiao (d. 847)

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June 2

Diamond Rock
Diamond Rock

Thomas Hardy (b. 1840) · Abby Wambach (b. 1980)

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

Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

George V (b. 1865) · Georges Bizet (d. 1875) · Franz Kafka (d. 1924)

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June 4: Pentecost (Christianity, 2017); Day of National Unity in Hungary; Independence Day in Tonga (1970); Anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's Death in Iran in (1989)

Emily Davison
Emily Davison

Helen Keller (d. 1968) · Angelina Jolie (b. 1975)

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June 5: World Environment Day; Whit Monday (2017) and Feast day of Saint Boniface (Christianity); Father's Day and Constitution Day in Denmark; Queen's Official Birthday in New Zealand (2017); Western Australia Day (2017)

Danfeng Gate, Daming Palace
Danfeng Gate, Daming Palace

Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (b. 1771) · Jill Biden (b. 1951)

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June 6

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

Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow

Patrick Brontë (d. 1861) · Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) · Emily Ratajkowski (b. 1991)

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June 8

Margaret Bondfield
Margaret Bondfield

Harthacnut (d. 1042) · Robert Schumann (b. 1810) · Tim Berners-Lee (b. 1955) · Omar Bongo (d. 2009)

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June 9: St. Colmcille's Day in Ireland

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Bhumibol Adulyadej

Susanna Paine (b. 1792) · Charles Dickens (d. 1870)

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June 10: Portugal Day; Queen's Official Birthday in the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries (2017)

SMS Szent István
SMS Szent István

André-Marie Ampère (d. 1836) · Hattie McDaniel (b. 1895) · Saul Bellow (b. 1915)

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June 11

Afonso of Brazil
Afonso of Brazil

John Constable (b. 1776) · Klemens von Metternich (d. 1859) · Sandra Schmirler (b. 1963)

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

Anne Frank
Anne Frank

 · Edmund Wilson (d. 1972)

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June 13

Jim Braddock
Jim Braddock

Anthony of Padua (d. 1231) · Thomas Young (b. 1773) · 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: Corpus Christi (various Western Christian churches, 2017); Flag Day in Denmark

"Sallie Gardner at a Gallop" (animated)
"Sallie Gardner at a Gallop" (animated)

Lisa del Giocondo (b. 1479) · John VI Kantakouzenos (d. 1383) · Edvard Grieg (b. 1843)

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June 16: Bloomsday

Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova

Adam Smith (b. 1723) · Marc Bloch (d. 1944) ·

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June 17: International Surfing Day (2017)

The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal

Bolesław I the Brave (d. 1025) · M. C. Escher (b. 1898) · Annie Shepherd Swan (d. 1943) · Ken Livingstone (b. 1945)

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June 18: Father's Day in various countries (2017)

Cavalry charge, Battle of Waterloo
Cavalry charge, Battle of Waterloo

Lord Castlereagh (b. 1769) · Olga Constantinovna of Russia (d. 1926) · Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932) · Paul McCartney (b. 1942) · Michael Hastings (d. 2013)

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June 19: Day of the Independent Hungary; Juneteenth in some parts of the United States

Louise of the Netherlands
Louise of the Netherlands

James VI and I (b. 1566) · Blaise Pascal (b. 1623) · Doris Sands Johnson (b. 1921)

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June 20: World Refugee Day; Flag Day in Argentina

Queen Victoria in her coronation robes
Queen Victoria in her coronation robes

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (b. 1743) · Voltairine de Cleyre (d. 1912) ·

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June 21: World Music Day; June solstice (04:24 UTC, 2017); Midsummer festivities (Northern Hemisphere); Winter solstice festivals (Southern Hemisphere); National Aboriginal Day in Canada

SpaceShipOne
SpaceShipOne

Edward III of England (d. 1377) · Niccolò Machiavelli (d. 1527) · Clara Immerwahr (b. 1870)

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June 22: Teachers' Day in El Salvador

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

Wilhelm von Humboldt (b. 1767) · Giuseppe Mazzini (b. 1805) · Elizabeth Warren (b. 1949) · Fred Astaire (d. 1987)

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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) · Betty Shabazz (d. 1997)

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June 24: Nativity of St John the Baptist (Christianity); Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec, Canada; Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom (2017)

Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral

Edward de Vere (d. 1604) · Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui (b. 1694) · Carolyn S. Shoemaker (b. 1929)

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June 25: Croatian Statehood Day and Slovenian Statehood Day

British soldiers evacuating from France
British soldiers evacuating from France

Antoni Gaudí (b. 1852) · Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (b. 1900) · Sonia Sotomayor (b. 1954) · 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) · Nora Ephron (d. 2012)

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

Tanaka Giichi
Tanaka Giichi

Eugenia Washington (b. 1838) · Charles Stewart Parnell (b. 1846) · Nekima Levy-Pounds (b. 1976)

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June 28: Vidovdan in Serbia

An alto saxophone
An alto saxophone

Henry VIII of England (b. 1491) · Peter Paul Rubens (b. 1577) · Meralda Warren (b. 1959) · 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) · Elisabet Ney (d. 1907) · 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)

Henry II of France
Henry II of France

Eleanor Sophia Smith (d. 1942) · Nancy Mitford (d. 1973) ·

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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) · Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1961) · Pauli Murray (d. 1985) ·

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

The Raft of the Medusa
The Raft of the Medusa

Robert Peel (d. 1850) · Leonard J. Arrington (b. 1917) · Imelda Marcos (b. 1929) · Ernest Hemingway (d. 1961)

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July 3

French destroyer Mogador
French destroyer Mogador

Henry Grattan (b. 1746) · Tom Cruise (b. 1962)

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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)

Crab Nebula
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

Sophie Wyss (b. 1897) · Megan Rapinoe (b. 1985) ·

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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) · Ethel Sands (b. 1873)

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

John D. Sloat
John D. Sloat

Edward I of England (d. 1307) · Richard Brinsley Sheridan (d. 1816) · Teresa Hsu Chih (b. 1898) · Satchel Paige (b. 1906)

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July 8

Joseph Bonaparte
Joseph Bonaparte

Joseph Chamberlain (b. 1836) · Tzipi Livni (b. 1958) ·

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July 9: Independence Day in Argentina (1816)

Donkey Kong arcade game
Donkey Kong arcade game

Edmund Burke (d. 1797)  · Eugenia Tadolini (b. 1809) · Jessica Anderson (d. 2010)

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

Jedwabne pogrom memorial
Jedwabne pogrom memorial

Hadrian (d. 138) · Marcel Proust (b. 1871)

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

William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft

Bronwyn Oliver (d. 2006) ·

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

Catherine Parr
Catherine Parr

Ruth Norman (d. 1993) ·

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July 13

Scottish Church College
Scottish Church College

Aisha (d. 678) · Kenneth Clark (b. 1903) · Harrison Ford (b. 1942) · Frida Kahlo (d. 1954)

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July 14: Bastille Day in France (1789)

Matterhorn
Matterhorn

Constance Stokes (d. 1991) ·

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July 15: Festino of Saint Rosalia in Palermo, Italy

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone

Anton Chekhov (d. 1904) · Cherry (b. 1975)

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

David Farragut
David Farragut

Joshua Reynolds (b. 1723) · Mildred Lewis Rutherford (b. 1851) · Roald Amundsen (b. 1872) · Assata Shakur (b. 1947)

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

Recovered TWA Flight 800 wreckage
Recovered TWA Flight 800 wreckage

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918) · Florence Fuller (d. 1946) · Angela Merkel (b. 1954)

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

Nadia Comăneci on the balance beam
Nadia Comăneci on the balance beam

Jane Austen (d. 1817) · Clare Stevenson (b. 1903)

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July 19: Burmese Martyrs' Day

SS Great Britain in 2005
SS Great Britain in 2005

Philippa of Lancaster (d. 1415) · 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)

Viking 1 lander replica
Viking 1 lander replica

Petrarch (b. 1304) · Edmund Hillary (b. 1919) · Pancho Villa (d. 1923)

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July 21: Belgian National Day (1831)

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

Leopold III of Belgium
Leopold III of Belgium

Josefa de Óbidos (d. 1684) · Edward Hopper (b. 1882) · Ursula Franklin (d. 2016)

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July 23: Revolution Day in Egypt (1952)

Sarah, Duchess of York
Sarah, Duchess of York

Kini Kapahu Wilson (b. 1962) · Olivia Manning (d. 1980) · Amy Winehouse (d. 2011)

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

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Simón Bolívar (b. 1783) · Alexandre Dumas (b. 1802) · Zelda Fitzgerald (b. 1900)

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