On this date in 1846 William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, American cowboy, frontier explorer and showman was born.
Horse races would be held on Equirria, part of the Roman Festival of Mars.
Named so after the epic poem compiled from Finnish folklore by Elias Lönnrot, Kalevala Day is a celebration of Finnish Culture.
The Patron Saint of Wales’ symbols include daffodils and leeks.
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Water is drawn from the Onyu river in Obama, Japan, and presented to the temple. This annual event dates back more than 1200 years.
On this day in 1982, Queen Elizabeth opened the Barbican Centre in London. Visit the Barbican education website.
On this date in 1475, the painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Italy. His most famous works include the statue of David and the ceiling frescos in the Sistine Chapel.
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for his invention — the telephone. See a biography of Alexander Graham Bell.
Author of The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, was born on this day in 1859. He died in 1932.
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call. You could challenge the children to role play the phone call between Alexander and his assistant.
On this day in 1888, the most severe winter storm ever to hit the New York City region became a blizzard. Check out our wild weather resources.
The discovery of the seventh planet from the sun was first announced by William Herschel in 1781.
On this day in 1877, the first Test cricket match between England and Australia began.
The world’s first liquid-fuelled rocket was launched on this day in 1926 in Massachusetts. Check out our space-themed resources and activities.
A day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, whose symbol is a shamrock. Take a look at our St Patrick Day resources
On this day in 2003 British Sign Language was recognised as an official British language. Take a look at our sign language resources online.
On this day in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge was formally opened. Check out our activities and resources linked to Australia.
On this day in 1918, the German military began Operation Michael. This is also known as the 1918 Battle of the Somme and was the last great series of German offensives during World War I.
Today is World Meteorological Day so why not invite the children to go on a walk and observe the weather then discuss the types of weather we have in the UK. Find more weather resources online.
On this day in 1603, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I, died. Take a look at some related resources
The Slave Trade Act was passed by the British Parliament on this day in 1807, making the slave trade illegal throughout the British Empire. Find out more
On this day in 1859, this famous poet was born in Worcestershire.
Celebrate this day, first launched in 1961, by staging a class or school performance. The Scholastic magazines website has lots of drama resources to help.
Martin Luther King led a civil rights rally on this day in 1965. This is a great opportunity to discuss the issue of racism.
On this day in 1981, around 6700 runners took part in London’s first marathon.
On this day in 1858, the pencil with a rubber attached was patented.
It is 324m tall and was originally the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.
The day when people play tricks upon each other!
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