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March 2017 / April 2017

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World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day

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

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King led a civil rights rally on this day in 1965. This is a great opportunity to discuss the issue of racism.

First London Marathon

First London Marathon

On this day in 1981, around 6700 runners took part in London’s first marathon.

Pencil patented

Pencil patented

On this day in 1858, the pencil with a rubber attached was patented. Encourage young inventors with Wallace and Gromit’s ‘Cracking Ideas’ competition.

The Eiffel Tower officially opened (1889)

The Eiffel Tower officially opened (1889)

It is 324m tall and was originally the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.

All Fools' Day

All Fools' Day

The day when people play tricks upon each other!

International Children's Book Day

International Children's Book Day

The birthday of the author – Hans Christian Andersen (who was born on this day in 1805) – is marked with this celebration of reading. Inspire a love of reading in the children. Find out more

April 2017

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First Mobile Phone Call

First Mobile Phone Call

The first call from a cell phone is made in New York on this day in 1972

   
Pioneer 11 spaceship launched

Pioneer 11 spaceship launched

The spaceship Pioneer 11 was launched on this day in 1973. It was the first mission to explore the planet Saturn and its main rings. See our space activities and resources.

World Health Day

World Health Day

Sponsored by the World Health Organisation, the theme this year is “antimicrobial resistance and its global spread”. Find out more. On-line resources

International Day of the Roma

International Day of the Roma

The International Day of the Roma is a day to celebrate Romany culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romany people.

Oldest audible sound recording made (1860)

Oldest audible sound recording made (1860)

This ten second recording of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville performing the French folk song ‘Au Clair de la Lune’ was only able to be played back successfully for the first time in 2008. Find hundreds of audio resources on our website.

April 2017

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Iran earthquake

Iran earthquake

A terrible earthquake devastated parts of Iran on this day in 1972. The quake centred on the town of Ghir. Check out our wild weather resources.

Theory of Relativity (1905)

Theory of Relativity (1905)

Albert Einstein revealed his theory of relativity on this day in 1905.

First Man in Space

First Man in Space

Yuri Gagarin became being the first human being to travel in space on this day in 1961. Find space resources or visit www.spaceflight-uk.co.uk

 
Explosion on Apollo 13

Explosion on Apollo 13

On this day in 1970, an explosion on US spaceship Apollo 13 put the lives of the three astronauts aboard in danger. Find space resources here

Titanic sinks (1912)

Titanic sinks (1912)

On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, after hitting an iceberg.

 

April 2017

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Britain's First National Park

Britain's First National Park

The Peak District in Derbyshire was designated Britain’s first National Park on this day in 1951.

First crossword puzzle book

First crossword puzzle book

On this day in 1924 publisher Simon & Schuster launched the first crossword puzzle book.

Captain Cook sights Australia

Captain Cook sights Australia

Captain James Cook first saw Australia on this day in 1770. Captain Cook resources

BBC 2 launched (1964)

BBC 2 launched (1964)

Television channel BBC Two launched on this day in 1964 – although its first evening’s programming was disrupted due to a power cut.

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday

Our current Queen’s birthday, born 1926. She also has an official birthday in June. On-line resources

 
St George's Day

St George's Day

The feast day of St George, patron saint of England, who according to history, fought and killled a dragon. Find St George’s Day

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