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What is World Book Day? 'World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days ) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. (In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March). 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died...
Many admirers and fans of the works of the amazing William Shakespeare , celebrate National Shakespeare Day on April 23 each year. April 23 is also the United Nations’ World Book and Copyright Day , which was a natural choice to pay a worldwide tribute to writers such as Shakespeare. His actual date of birth may not be known, however, the people in Stratford-upon-Avon celebrate his birthday on the 23rd of April. What we do know is that he was baptized on 26th April, 1564 and is one of the world's greatest writers. Little did we know that the birth of William Shakespeare would bring us so many...
In April 1770, Captain James Cook became the first European to make contact with the Eastern coastline of Australia. Students can gain a new insight into what his 'everyday' life looked like, as they discover new worlds with this adventurous explorer. Cook started out as an apprentice shopkeeper aged 17, but the call of the sea was not far away. Students can journey with Captain James Cook from his birthplace in Yorkshire, to the frontiers of his explorations, to the vast Pacific Ocean and beyond. His skill as an explorer and his articulate mapping skills whilst exploring the Pacific, New...
Napoleon Bonaparte began his reign as Emperor of France on March 17, 1805. Due to his short stature, he was nicknamed ‘the Little Corporal’. However, his personality certainly made up for his size! Napoleon Bonaparte is regarded as one of the most ruthless and greatest military leaders of all time. During his reign, he experienced great victories and devastating defeats. His policies and practices shaped European politics in th e 19 th century, a nd he had a major impact. Gain a personal insight into his military campaigns, as well as his personal life and relationships. This amazing and...
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. He was certainly a genius! Even foreseeing that technology may overtake ‘common sense’. Have a look below and you will be amazed at what technology can do! (Not always the best, is it!) ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ and CLASS DISCUSSION IDEAS at the end of article. The day that Albert Einstein feared is well and truly here…………… Lunch with Friends Conversation with your BFF Keeping an Eye on the Kids at the Beach Romantic Dinner Date! Sightseeing Trip Quality Family Time Fun Day in the Park Treat Time for the Children Following in Mum’s Footsteps! Day at the...
What does a man know about how a woman thinks? Dr Charles Margerison, an international psychologist, has boldly gone where few would tread. He has written what he thinks Marie Curie , Florence Nightingale , Coco Chanel , Simone de Beauvoir and other famous women would have said to him if he had interviewed them. His books about various amazing women, reflects the achievements of some women who are well-known, as well as others who are not household names. Yet all of the women were exceptional in their contributions. How did Dr Margerison choose who to include in his stories? Dr Charles...
In the romantic world, they say our hearts are often broken. Unfortunately, this is also true in regards to our physical heart health. Therefore, we are forever grateful to pioneering heart surgeon, Dr Christiaan Barnard , for his determination and skill that created hope for those suffering from cardiac problems. Christiaan Barnard was born in November 1922 in South Africa. One of his brothers died of heart problems and perhaps this urged Christiaan to study medicine. He went on to specialise in cardio thoracic surgery. Dr Barnard performed the second kidney transplant in South Africa in...
Richard Branson has done it. So, has Donald Trump. Before them, Walt Disney did it. Elizabeth Arden and Amelia Earhart in their different ways also did it. They had one thing in common in that they all took their opportunities. What can we learn to improve our own chances of success? The first thing to note is that all those mentioned identified their own strengths. In doing so, they realized they needed to find other people who could assist them in areas their weaker areas. Second, they thought through what deals they wanted to take and which to refuse, if it was not on their game plan. Both...
Amazing People Worldwide's digital online library is home to the world’s largest collection of inspirational stories and biographies about amazing people, from Walt Disney, to Marie Curie, and Shakespeare to Helen Keller. These biographical interviews are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced these amazing individuals. Below we have selected 11 amazing individuals whose ideas, inventions and products they produced, changed the way we lived. Take this list of names and create a class project where students try to identify what they...
President Ronald Reagan 1983 – “The Congress has designated February 11, as National Inventors' Day in recognition of the enormous contribution inventors made to the nation and the world”. Thomas Edison 1901 Observed on the anniversary of Thomas Edison’s birthday (1847), this day celebrates inventions such as, bobbin-free sewing machine ( Beulah Henry ), Velcro ( George de Mestral ), the television ( John Logie Baird ), the telephone ( Alexander Graham Bell ), the first computer ( Charles Babbage ), hair products ( Madam CJ Walker ) and of course the phonograph and the electric light bulb (...

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