On This Day

On This Day

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2021-12-07

Total Pages: 376

ISBN-13: 0744057523

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Journey through the history of the world, one day at a time! If you ever wondered what happened on your birthday 100 years ago, or on Christmas in the year 800 or even Halloween several years ago, then this history book is perfect for you! Discover what happened on each day of the year with this fascinating visual adventure through time. On This Day is not your ordinary history reference book. Inside the pages, you will find the following exciting things: • Key historical events are arranged by their date in the year. • Mixes serious history with fun facts for kids and bizarre events. • War, peace, inventions, science, sport, people — all in an eclectic, visual mix. • Birthdays that are shared by famous historical figures and modern celebrities. • A fun, accessible way to enjoy history. • Every main story is presented through extraordinary images. Travel back in time and find out all the exciting things that happened around the year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Every day features events that showcase the world’s international diversity, from the Japanese invention of street markings for the blind, to the struggle for racial equality in South Africa. There's something incredible to learn on every page. Unlike other history books, On This Day looks at ancient history and fascinating facts, as well as modern events, so everyone will be entertained. Packed with historical photographs and quirky illustrations that visualize the events of the past on a day-to-day basis, this non-fiction fact book is a fun way for parents and educators to teach kids about historical events.


On This Day in History Sh!t Went Down

On This Day in History Sh!t Went Down

Author: James Fell

Publisher: Bantam

Published: 2023-10-10

Total Pages: 433

ISBN-13: 0593724089

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The hilarious, irreverent guide to world history you never knew you needed, featuring 366 profanity-filled tales of triumph and terror, science and stupidity, courage and cowardice Those who cannot remember the past . . . need a history teacher who says “f*ck” a lot. Nazis are bad. The worst kind of bad. There are no very fine people among them. If you disagree, you won’t like this book. Still here? Cool. You are about to receive an education unlike any you’ve previously experienced. In this uproarious and informative tour from ancient times to the modern day and everything in between, James Fell, the self-proclaimed “sweary historian,” reveals a past replete with deeds both noble and despicable. Throughout the book, he provides insightful analysis of all the sh!t that went down. Behold! • In 1927, actress Mae West was sent to jail for “corrupting the morals of youth” with her first Broadway play, titled Sex. She served the time and followed up with a play about homosexuality. • In 1419, church reformers in Prague, vexed over their leader having been burned at the stake, defenestrated city leaders from a high window. They died, because those kinds of Czechs don’t bounce. • If you were in the province of Shaanxi in China on January 23, 1556, then it sucked to be you. It wasn’t the biggest earthquake ever, but it was the deadliest day in history. • In 362 B.C.E., a battle between Greek city states debilitated both sides, making the region ripe for conquering by Phillip of Macedon—aka Alex the Great’s dad—and spelling the end of Greek democracy. • In 1343, the husband of noblewoman Jeanne de Clisson was unjustly executed by the king of France. Furious, Jeanne became a pirate, selling all her possessions to fund a fleet and exact revenge. • During World War II, three Dutch teens used their beauty to lure Nazis into the forest with the promise of a good time, then out came the guns and BLAM! They sent them off to Nazi hell. If reading history doesn’t make you want to swear like a mom with a red-wine hangover walking barefoot through a LEGO-filled living room, then you’re not reading the right history. Across the ages, over 100 billion humans have lived and died. Some were motivated by greed, others by generosity. Many dedicated themselves to the art of killing, while others were focused on curing. There have been grave mistakes, and moments of greatness. And that is why . . . sh!t happens. Every day.


On This Day

On This Day

Author: Carl D. Windsor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2006-12-12

Total Pages: 821

ISBN-13: 1416545816

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Each morning the alarm goes off, and a new day begins. Who was born on this day of the year? What happened on this day in history? This book is a fun, quick-moving way to learn more about each day of the year. You will discover people who share your birthday, and you will learn events that took place on your special day. • When did the Titanic sink? (April 15) • What day was Billy Graham born? (November 7) • When did Carnegie Hall open? (May 5) • What day was Jeff Foxworthy born? (September 6) • When did TV show Meet The Press begin? (November 6) • What day was Eric Clapton born? (March 30) • When did St. Jude's Hospital open? (February 4) • What day was Paul Revere born? (January 1) Each day includes a list of historical events, the birthdays of famous people, a scripture, and a short devotional thought to inspire you. You will grow in knowledge and in spiritual development. Read a page each day! Learn for yourself and impress your friends at the same time.


On This Day in History

On This Day in History

Author: Dan Snow

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2018-11-15

Total Pages: 432

ISBN-13: 1473691281

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On which day was history's shortest war waged and won (in roughly 40 minutes)? How was Napoleon bested by a group of rabbits in 1807? Why did a dispute about beer in an Oxford pub lead to over 100 deaths and 470 years of penance? Why in 1752 did Britain go to bed on 2nd September and wake up on the 14th? How did a women's march in 1917 set off the Russian Revolution? On This Day in History brings to life a key event that happened on each day of the year. From the most important British battle that you've never heard of (20 May 685) to the first meeting of Lennon and McCartney (6 July 1957), and from why Julius Caesar should have been wary of the Ides of March (15 March 44BC) to the day Jeanne de Clisson became a pirate and single-handedly declared war on the King of France (2 August 1343), history is full of unlikely heroes and fascinating turning points. In this book Dan Snow shows us how each day offers a different and unexpected insight into our past. And story by gripping story, this year grows into a vivid, very human history of the world.


The Book of This Day in History

The Book of This Day in History

Author: Publications International Ltd

Publisher: Book of

Published: 2019

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781640301924

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"Explore thousands of amazing events that have shaped our world."--Cover.


On this Day in Music History

On this Day in Music History

Author: Jay Warner

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 386

ISBN-13: 9780634066931

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Brimming with fascinating trivia about popoular music from rock and R&B to country.


Worn on This Day

Worn on This Day

Author: Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

Publisher: Running Press Adult

Published: 2019-11-05

Total Pages: 336

ISBN-13: 0762493585

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This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time. Beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st, Worn On This Day looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries, offering capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding gowns, Olympics uniforms, and armor. It creates thought-provoking juxtapositions, like Wallis Simpson's June wedding and Queen Elizabeth's June coronation, or the battered shoes Marie-Antoinette and a World Trade Center survivor wore to escape certain death, just a few calendar days apart. In every case there is a newsworthy narrative behind the garment, whether famous and glamorous or anonymous and humble. Prominent figures like Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, and the Duchess of Cambridge are represented alongside ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Worn On This Day presents a revelatory mash-up of styles, stories, and personalities.


On This Day She

On This Day She

Author: Jo Bell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Published: 2022-10-15

Total Pages: 431

ISBN-13: 1538164574

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A fascinating page-a-day collection profiling extraordinary women of all races, eras, and nationalities. Our past is full of influential women. Whether politicians, troublemakers, explorers, artists, and even the odd murderer, women have shaped society around the globe. But too often, these women have been unfairly confined to the margins of history. On This Day She: Putting Women Back into History One Day at a Time corrects this imbalance. A day-by-day collection of inspiring stories about incredible women who made history but seldom received the acknowledgement they deserved, this book introduces readers to women of all colors, eras, and nationalities. From Queen Elizabeth I to Beyoncé, Doria Shafik to Lillian Bilocca, this book gives voice both to female icons and to those whom the history books have overlooked. These women campaigned, cured, and adventured their way through life. They include musicians, painters, scientists, poets, and more. Spanning centuries, On This Day She is a record of human existence at its most authentic.


This Day in Florida History

This Day in Florida History

Author: Andrew K. Frank

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Published: 2020-03-17

Total Pages: 323

ISBN-13: 0813065577

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On January 22, 1912, Henry Flagler rode on the first passenger train from South Florida to Key West. On April 2, 1513, Juan Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain. On December 6, 1947, Everglades National Park held its opening ceremony. Featuring one entry per day of the year, this book is a fun and enlightening collection of moments from Florida history. Good and bad, famous and little-known, historical and contemporary, these events reveal the depth and complexity of the state’s past. They cover everything from revolts by Apalachee Indians to crashes at the Daytona 500, the establishment of Fort Mosé, and the recurrence of hurricanes. They involve cultural leaders like Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurston, iconic institutions like Disney and NASA, and important eras like Prohibition and the civil rights movement. Each entry includes a short description and is paired with a suggested reading for learning more about the event or topic of the day. This Day in Florida History is the perfect starting point for discovering the diversity of stories and themes that make up the Sunshine State.


This Day in Civil Rights History

This Day in Civil Rights History

Author: Randall Williams

Publisher:

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 408

ISBN-13: 9781588382412

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A unique catalog of historic civil rights events, This Day in Civil Rights History details the struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs on the road to equal rights for all U.S. citizens. From the Quakers' 17th-century antislavery resolution, to slave uprisings during the Civil War, to the infamous Orangeburg Massacre in 1968, and beyond, authors Horace Randall Williams and Ben Beard present a vivid collection of 366 events--one for every day of the year plus Leap Day--chronicling African Americans' battle for human dignity and self-determination. Every day of the year has witnessed significant events in the struggle for civil rights. This Day in Civil Rights History is an illuminating collection of these cultural turning points.