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October 2014

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International Stammering Awareness Day

International Stammering Awareness Day

People who stutter are encouraged to wear sea green clothes or a sea green ribbon to raise awareness of stammering and the issues that stammerers face everyday. Find out more at www.stammering.org.

Battle of Edgehill

Battle of Edgehill

First battle of the English Civil War between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists.

Concorde's last flight

Concorde's last flight

The supersonic jet Concorde took its last flight on this day in 2003. Find transport-themed resources.

The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade

On this day in 1854 the Battle of Balaklava (the Charge of the Light Brigade) took place during the Crimean War.

Churchill wins election

Churchill wins election

On this day in 1951, Sir Winston Churchill won the general election to become Prime Minister of Great Britain for the second time. Find related resources.

October 2014 / November 2014

Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Wednesday 29 Thursday 30 Friday 31 Saturday 01 Sunday 02
Dylan Thomas born

Dylan Thomas born

On this day in 1914 Welsh poet and playwright, Dylan Thomas, was born. Find some Dylan Thomas resources.

Feast day of St Jude

Feast day of St Jude

One of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, in the Roman Catholic church, St Jude is the patron saint of desperate causes.

Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded

Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded

English adventurer, Sir Walter Raleigh, was beheaded on this date, accused of conspiring against King James I of England.

First TV transmission

First TV transmission

The first TV transmission was made on this day in 1925 by John Logie Baird. Read more about the famous Scottish inventor.

Halloween

Halloween

The origins of All Hallow’s Eve date back over 2000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (The Feast of the Dead). Find Halloween resources.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

In the Christian calendar, this day commemorates all the saints.

All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day

On this day, the Christian Church commemorates faithful followers who have died with services and prayers.

November 2014

Monday 03 Tuesday 04 Wednesday 05 Thursday 06 Friday 07 Saturday 08 Sunday 09
Culture Day (Japan)

Culture Day (Japan)

This Japanese national holiday celebrates culture, the arts and learning. Why not find out more about Japanese dress, art and traditions and have your own cultural celebration?

Tutankhamun's tomb discovered

Tutankhamun's tomb discovered

On this day in 1922, Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by the English explorers Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter. Browse our collection of Ancient Egypt resources.

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night

On this day in 1605, King James I survived the Gunpowder Plot’s attempt to blow him up in the House of Lords. Take a look at our Bonfire Night-themed resources.

Apartheid condemned

Apartheid condemned

On this day in 1962, the UN condemned South Africa’s racist apartheid policies. You could discuss the issues of racism and discrimination with your class.

Mary Celeste sets sail

Mary Celeste sets sail

The ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on this day in 1872. In December it was found adrift in the Atlantic Sea, with everyone on board missing but all their belongings left behind. Why not ask your children to write their own stories suggesting possible solutions to the mystery?

X-ray discovered

X-ray discovered

Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the X-ray, while experimenting with electricity, on this date in 1895.

Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall, erected in 1961 to separate East and West Germany, was breached on this date in 1989 and people from both areas began to demolish it, leading in1990 to the reunification of Germany.

November 2014

Monday 10 Tuesday 11 Wednesday 12 Thursday 13 Friday 14 Saturday 15 Sunday 16
George Jennings born

George Jennings born

George Jennings, inventor of the first public toilets was born on this date in 1810. Installed at the Great Exhibition in 1851, over 827, 000 visitors paid one penny to use them – which is where the phrase ‘to spend a penny’ comes from.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 an armistice agreement was signed between Germany and the Allies and World War I ended. We mark this occasion every year with two minutes silence. Take a look at our Remembrance Day activities and resources.

Saturn's rings

Saturn's rings

On this day in 1980, a space probe sent back images of Saturn including its famous rings. Take a look at our space resources.

Deadly eruption

Deadly eruption

On this day in 1985, a volcanic eruption in northern Columbia, the second most deadly of the 20th century, killed 23,000 people.

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is a campaign to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes. Find out more at www.worlddiabetesday.org

Bombs destroy Coventry

Bombs destroy Coventry

On this day in 1940, the German Luftwaffe hit the city of Coventry with a massive attack of bombs. More than 300 people were killed in the attack.

Icelandic Language Day

Icelandic Language Day

On this day the Icelandic language is celebrated in Iceland. The date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of the Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson.

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