Calendar for June 2017

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Everest Conquered

Everest Conquered

On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men to climb Mount Everest. Check out our mountains-themed activities and resources.

 
Big Ben

Big Ben

London’s famous clock rang out for the first time on this day in 1859.

 
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation

On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Celebrate with our activities and resources.

Marriage of abdicated King Edward VIII

Marriage of abdicated King Edward VIII

On this day in 1937, the Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson, the divorcee who he abdicated the throne to marry.

First recorded solar eclipse

First recorded solar eclipse

On this day in 781BC the first record of a solar eclipse was made, in China.

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day

This event is organised by the United Nations to raise awareness of environmental issues. Take a look at our activities and resources on this theme.

D-Day

D-Day

The climactic battle of World War II, D-Day, started on this day in 1944, when more than 150,000 Allied troops were landed by amphibious vehicles on the beaches of Normandy in France. Have a look at our WWII resources.

 
World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day

Raising awareness of the importance of oceans. Find out more. A wide range of resources are available on-line including The Oceans and Using Oceans.

London Gatwick airport opened (1958)

London Gatwick airport opened (1958)

On this day in 1958, London Gatwick airport was opened.

First University Boat Race (1829)

First University Boat Race (1829)

On this day in 1829, the first of the famous boat races between Oxford and Cambridge was held. (Oxford won.)

Hovercraft launched

Hovercraft launched

On this day in 1959, the Hovercraft, which was invented by boat-builder Christopher Cockerell, was officially launched off England’s south coast.

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Alexander the Great (323 BC)

Alexander the Great (323 BC)

On this day in 323 BC, Alexander the Great, who created the largest empire in the world, died at the age of 33.

First Henley Royal Regatta (1839)

First Henley Royal Regatta (1839)

In this day in 1839, the village of Henley, in Oxfordshire, staged its first Regatta on the River Thames

First human blood transfusion (1667)

First human blood transfusion (1667)

The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys on this day in 1667.

First woman in space

First woman in space

On this day in 1963, the first woman, Russian Valentina Tereshkova, was launched into space. Take a look at our exciting space resources.

Statue of Liberty arrives (1885)

Statue of Liberty arrives (1885)

On this day in 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbour. There are 354 steps inside the statue.

 
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Magna Carta Signed (1215)

Magna Carta Signed (1215)

On this day in 1215, the Magna Carta was signed

'Jaws' arrives in cinemas (1975)

'Jaws' arrives in cinemas (1975)

On this day in 1975, Steven Spielberg’s film about sharks was released in cinemas.

   
Midsummer's Eve

Midsummer's Eve

Plants were often collected on the evening before Midsummer’s day as it was believed that this would give healing powers to the collector.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

On this day in 1901, Picasso exhibited his work in Paris for the first time. Take a look at our art activities.

First publication of The Diary of Anne Frank (1947)

First publication of The Diary of Anne Frank (1947)

On this day in 1947, The Diary of Anne Frank, which tells the story of a young girl in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II, was first published.

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London Science Museum (1909)

London Science Museum (1909)

The London Science Museum celebrates its birthday today. Take a look at our science activities and resources.

Helen Keller born (1880)

Helen Keller born (1880)

Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880. She was deaf and blind but learned to communicate with other people.

King Henry VIII born

King Henry VIII born

King Henry VIII was born on this day in 1491. Read more information about Henry VIII and discover some of the fantastic Tudor-themed activities and resources available.

St Peter's Day

St Peter's Day

A Christian feast day, commemorating the martyrdom of Jesus’ apostles St Peter and Paul of Tarsus.

Charles Blondin crossed Niagra Falls on a tightrope (1859)

Charles Blondin crossed Niagra Falls on a tightrope (1859)

On 30 June 1859, Charles Blondin crossed Niagra Falls on a tightrope for the first time.

SOS distress signal adopted (1908)

SOS distress signal adopted (1908)

The SOS signal (· · · - -—· · ·) was adopted as the international Morse Code distress signal on this date in 1908. Why not find out more about Morse and write messages in code?

Olympics

Olympics

On this day in 1900, the second Olympic games opened in Paris.